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Science's First Mistake

Science is a collection of delusions in pursuit of theory, an umbrella-term covering an incoherent and un-unifiable set of socially-constructed, self-referential linear abstractions for describing what is our non-linear world. Causality is just one of the many means whereby human cognition makes sense of the world – that sense is not in the world. It is constructed in the head of the observer.


Science’s First Mistake is to forget that its abstractions do not deal with reality, rather its models and theories are ‘unnatural in nature’ and artificial, and indeed quite absurd when viewed from outside the tunnel-vision of science’s self-referential certainty. Scientific descriptions, enmeshed as they are in the structural coupling of cognition and observation, may deliver clarity of purpose along the tunnel’s axis, but leave the periphery littered in paradox and absurdity.

Professor Ian Angell took his first degree in Pure Mathematics, and his Doctorate is in Algebraic Number Theory, although he now claims to be an “ex-mathematician.” He first came to prominence through his work in computer graphics, and apart from his academic output has written the software and produced animation sequences for television advertisements and for science and business programmes. He has written more than 10 books, including the ‘New Barbarian Manifesto’ and the upcoming ‘Flight of the Golden Geese‘.

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Professor Ian Angell | talks

 

Date and Time:

15 May 2011 at 11:00 am

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

Conway Hall
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London
WC1R 4RL
0207 242 8034
http://www.conwayhall.org.uk/

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