Is there DOGMA in Science?

We know of religious dogma, but is there dogma also in science? Rather than discoursing about the topic, we’ll share a banned TED Talk by Rupert Sheldrake (click on image below) where he approaches this topic.

You can draw your own conclusions.


According to Sheldrake, the 10 Dogmas of Science are:

  1. Everything is mechanical; only mechanistic explanations will do.
  2. Matter is unconscious / inanimate.
  3. The matter and energy of the universe is constant, and has remained constant since the Big Bang.
  4. The laws of nature are fixed.
  5. Nature is without inherent purpose, and evolution has no goal.
  6. Biological inheritance is a purely material process.
  7. Minds are located within heads, and are nothing but the activities of brains.
  8. Memories are stored in the brain, and are wiped out at death.
  9. Telepathy and other psychic phenomena are illusory.
  10. Mechanistic medicine is the only kind that works.

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