You may not be aware of it but there is a ‘war’ going on and it is being waged by GuerrillaSceptics (their own description of themselves) and the battleground is Wikipedia.
Rupert Sheldrake has written this about their alterations to his Wiki entry to make it look as if the ‘Science community’ are unanimous in questioning his credibility-
An article on the blog Reality Sandwich commenting on Sheldrake’s problem says-
Sheldrake’s Wikipedia problem is a bit unusual because he appears to be the subject of a coordinated attack by an ideologue organization.
Most of the people who have problems with Wikipedia are trying to get some bit of information corrected on a subject of their expertise.
Hilarity often ensues.
A Nobel Prize winning physicist and a senior editor of a science magazine tried to get an article about Energy Catalyst fixed, and failed
Professor Timothy Messer-Kruse tried to get an article about the Haymarket riots, his area of expertise, corrected, using the Library of Congress as a source and failed as well.
Economist David Henderson was not trusted to know his own birthday.
These types of problems occur because anybody can edit Wikipedia.
Wikipediocracy is a good guide to the fightback against the GuerrillaSceptics (who are really PseudoSceptics because real sceptics will always keep an open mind and say “I don’t know”)
Science today has become a Mechanical Philosophy (as it is described in the preface of the first edition of Robert Boyle’s Sceptical Chymist.) and that philosophy has it that humans are machines and nothing more than machines, machines which can be fixed by the appliance of science, machines which have no spiritual content.
Our spirit, the Soul, does not exist because ‘science’ cannot find it by using ‘the scientific method’ and ‘science’ has no intention of looking for it. This despite the fact that Boyle himself believed that man has/is a soul; it is very clear in all his books and papers including in the aforementioned book!
Boyle continued to practice Alchemy until his death even though it is popularly believed that the Sceptical Chymist was a denunciation of Alchemy.
It was not.
It was Boyle’s way of steering science away from its Paracelsian associations towards a study of matter, towards an experimental science concerned with things which could be measured and perceived with our five senses. And thus towards materialism and so we can trace the whole story of modern science up to its most moribund period.
Science? objective? ….Aye, that’ll be right
Science Puritans have a perpetual anxiety that somebody somewhere might not believe!
Oh, sinners that we are; we are all going to hell
If you wish to avoid going to hell, read these-
Why Us? by James Le Fanu
Irreducible Mind by Prof Edward Kelly et alia
The Science Delusion by Rupert Sheldrake
Shadows Of The Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness by Roger Penrose
Consciousness and the Universe: Quantum Physics, Evolution, Brain & Mind by Roger Penrose, Stuart Hameroff and Subhash Kak