Although the book makes an excellent supplement to college courses in scientific philosophy, it is an astounding eye-opener for the educated reader with an interest in science and philosophy.
Author: Glenn Borchardt
The Ten Assumptions of Science presents the logically coherent set of assumptions destined to define 21st century scientific philosophy. Glenn Borchardt first explains why assumptions and not absolutes are necessary for scientific thinking. By exploring the opposition between deterministic and indeterministic views, he clearly shows how critical choices among underlying assumptions either clarify or muddle scientific analysis.He shows how customary mixtures of deterministic and indeterministic assumptions are responsible for the current confusion in modern physics. According to Dr. Borchardt, only rare physicists and philosophers have an inkling of the nature of time, space, energy, and matter. The need for reassessing our fundamental assumptions is indicated by the present sorry state of cosmology. Otherwise intelligent scientists promulgate the idea that the universe expanded from a tiny "singularity" smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. At the very least, adherence to Borchardt's assumptions will contribute to the rejection of the "Big Bang Theory," which has surpassed the flat Earth theory as the greatest embarrassment to serious thinkers everywhere. Although the book makes an excellent supplement to college courses in scientific philosophy, it is an astounding eye-opener for the educated reader with an interest in science and philosophy.
Author: Glenn Borchardt, PhDPublish On: 2004-03-22
"The Ten Assumptions of Science" presents the logically coherent set of assumptions destined to define 21st century scientific philosophy.
Author: Glenn Borchardt, PhD
"The Ten Assumptions of Science" presents the logically coherent set of assumptions destined to define 21st century scientific philosophy. Glenn Borchardt first explains why assumptions and not absolutes are necessary for scientific thinking. By exploring the opposition between deterministic and indeterministic views, he clearly shows how critical choices among underlying assumptions either clarify or muddle scientific analysis.He shows how customary mixtures of deterministic and indeterministic assumptions are responsible for the current confusion in modern physics. According to Dr. Borchardt, only rare physicists and philosophers have an inkling of the nature of time, space, energy, and matter. The need for reassessing our fundamental assumptions is indicated by the present sorry state of cosmology. Otherwise intelligent scientists promulgate the idea that the universe expanded from a tiny
This is the book for you if you have wondered why relativity has remained lucrative and popular despite its weird paradoxes, contradictions, and interpretations.
Author: Glenn Borchardt
Dr. Glenn Borchardt has over fifty years of practical and theoretical experience in science and philosophy. He has produced over 500 scientific reports, including journal articles, books, chapters, abstracts, computer programs, and consulting reports. His most notable books are: "The Ten Assumptions of Science," which opposes the foundations of science and religion, "The Scientific Worldview," which proclaims the universal mechanism of evolution as the key to understanding the universe, and "Infinite Universe Theory," as the ultimate replacement for the Big Bang Theory. Borchardt is the Director of the Progressive Science Institute in Berkeley California.Religious Roots of Relativity shows that, unlike other scientific theories, relativity is founded on religious assumptions. Glenn Borchardt, author of The Ten Assumptions of Science, elaborates on the opposing indeterministic assumptions to present "The Ten Assumptions of Religion" as the framework for this new book. Each fundamental religious assumption is shown to have much in common with the fundamental assumptions Einstein subconsciously used in devising Special and General Relativity Theory. One theme runs through the entire book: Einstein's erroneous assumption that space was perfectly empty. That was critical for his popular Untired Light Theory, as it has been for popular biblical creation stories, and for popular Big Bang Theory. There is no evidence, however, for perfectly empty space; it is only an idealization akin to the dreams and imaginings of religion. It cannot possibly exist. Nonexistence, nothingness, therefore is impossible. The universe exists everywhere and for all time. Without relativity and its foundation in religion, the book predicts Big Bang Theory will be victim to the Last Cosmological Revolution: Infinite Universe Theory. This is the book for you if you have wondered why relativity has remained lucrative and popular despite its weird paradoxes, contradictions, and interpretations. This is the book showing the intimate, necessary connection between relativity and religion, which has led to relativity's longevity and indubitable veracity among those who still hold fast to religious assumptions. "Wow! I finished reading your book in one day! I just couldn't stop scrolling the pages. It was an enjoyable read and very well written. You have a great writing style that is easy to read. Nice final sentence too." -Bill Howell"Borchardt's new book is ultimately a fast read, because (like all his books) once you start reading it, you can't put it down. And, literally, you can't put it down physically, and you can't put it down argumentatively. Some may disagree with it. But that would only reveal the indeterminist within. Borchardt ends his masterpiece with a look forward to the inevitable paradigm shift, and how mankind will be better off for it." -Fred Frees"Glenn Borchardt's book "Religious Roots of Relativity" is not just about relativity and religion, it's not only about physics, it's much more, about science which is under a siege by everything what is not science. If I had to review Borchardt's book: "Religious Roots of Relativity" in only once sentence, I would say: We need more books like this one!" -Rudolf Vrnoga"Impressive piece of work! Very much in line with Collingwood and my essay on the subject. I had never realized these assumptions were of religious origin, though, besides the priest's obvious motivations." -Pierre BerriganGlenn Borchardt's book uses the hammer of Infinity to explain and destroy the junk theories that plague 'Official' physics today. This is a book that should be used in college courses, to give students a basic understanding of how physics is done. Physics has 'gone off the rails' for a century and it is books like Borchardt's that will return physics from its current unscientific and anti-materialist base and back on to a scientific and materialist road." -Mike Gimbel
Author: Janet Buttolph JohnsonPublish On: 2019-07-04
While many political science articles you read may employ more advanced forms
of regression, understanding the basics introduced in this ... To answer these
questions, we turn to the ten classic assumptions of linear regression models.
Author: Janet Buttolph Johnson
Publisher: CQ Press
Category: Political Science
Understand the “how” and the “why” behind research in political science. Political Science Research Methods by Janet Buttolph Johnson, H. T. Reynolds, and Jason D. Mycoff helps you to understand the logic behind research design by guiding you through a step-by-step process that explains when and why a researcher would pursue different kinds of methods. The highly anticipated Ninth Edition of this trusted resource provides more international examples, an increased focus on the role ethics play in the research process, increased attention to qualitative research methods, and expanded coverage on the role of the internet in research and analysis.
Author: Christopher Ben SimpsonPublish On: 2013-08-23
I pursued this consideration in the Strauss festschrift, “On the Value of the
Philosophy of Science,” in Taking Every ... Craig list ten such assumptions,
including the existence, orderliness, and knowability of a theory-independent,
external world; ...
Author: Christopher Ben Simpson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This volume of essays centers on the theme of doing Christian theology in the present postmodern context, a consistent theme of the teaching of John D. Castelein. The work will celebrate and honor John's years of service by representing reflections of his teaching in the thought of his students and colleagues. The essays range over such topics as theological reflections on the postmodern philosophical themes, the relations between Christian theology and culture, the contributions of philosophical hermeneutics for Christian theology, and the challenges of engaging in ministry in a postmodern context. The seventeen contributors to the volume are former students and both present and former colleagues involved in various ministries, be they in a college setting or in a local church.
Among the models of society, the system-model is distinguished by the specific
content of its assumptions. We propose to reconstruct the system-model of
society in terms of ten assumptions. Within that set, we shall demarcate five sub-
Author: J. Wiatr
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Modern philosophy has benefited immensely from the intelligence, and sensitivity, the creative and critical energies, and the lucidity of Polish scholars. Their investigations into the logical and methodological foundations of mathematics, the physical and biological sciences, ethics and esthetics, psychology, linguistics, economics and jurisprudence, and the social science- all are marked by profound and imaginative work. To the centers of empiricist philosophy of science in Vienna, Berlin and Cambridge during the first half of this century, one always added the great school of analytic and methodol ogical studies in Warsaw and Lwow. To the world centers of Marxist theoretical practice in Berlin, Moscow, Paris, Rome and elsewhere, one must add the Poland of the same era, from Ludwik Krzywicki (1859-1941) onward. American socialists and economists will remember the careful work of Oscar Lange, working among us for many years and then after 1945 in Warsaw, always humane, logical, objective. In this volume, our friend and colleague, Jerzy J. Wiatr, has assembled a representative set of recent essays by Polish social scientists and philosophers. Each of these might lead the reader far beyond this book, to look into the Polish Sociological Bulletin which has been publishing Polish sociological studies in English for several decades, to study other translations of books and papers by these authors, and to reflect upon the interplay of logical, phenomenological, Marxist, empiricist and historical learning in modern Polish social understanding.
Two Assumptions of Science Religions make several assumptions about the
universe. Most assume that a God exists and that this God has given humankind
a set of moral laws to live by. Most of them also assume that people's souls live
Author: Joel M. Charon
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Category: Social Science
This book employs a unique approach to introducing and examining sociological principles by posing and answering in each chapter a question such as What does it mean to be human?; Are human beings free?; and Why is there misery in the world? The book examines the philosophies of the classical sociologists such as Marx, Webber, Durkheim, Mead, and Berger and looks at how the field of sociology has approached these questions over the past 150 years.
Scientific theories are based on both observations of the natural world and assumptions about the natural world . They are always ... The Alabama Course of
Study : Science includes many theories and studies of scientists ' work . The work
Author: Joseph P. Hester
Examines issues surrounding the place of the Ten Commandments in American society and their application in secular law, covering such issues as the separation of church and state, capital punishment, and prayer in public schools.
... ten million well-characterized new compounds. The philosophy of science has
long been dominated by logical positivism, and the assumptions attendant upon
its use of predicate logic to examine science, as well as its choice of physics as ...
Author: Jeffrey Kovac
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann's contributions to chemistry are well known. Less well known, however, is that over a career that spans nearly fifty years, Hoffmann has thought and written extensively about a wide variety of other topics, such as chemistry's relationship to philosophy, literature, and the arts, including the nature of chemical reasoning, the role of symbolism and writing in science, and the relationship between art and craft and science. In Roald Hoffmann on the Philosophy, Art, and Science of Chemistry, Jeffrey Kovac and Michael Weisberg bring together twenty-eight of Hoffmann's most important essays. Gathered here are Hoffmann's most philosophically significant and interesting essays and lectures, many of which are not widely accessible. In essays such as "Why Buy That Theory," "Nearly Circular Reasoning," "How Should Chemists Think," "The Metaphor, Unchained," "Art in Science," and "Molecular Beauty," we find the mature reflections of one of America's leading scientists. Organized under the general headings of Chemical Reasoning and Explanation, Writing and Communicating, Art and Science, Education, and Ethics, these stimulating essays provide invaluable insight into the teaching and practice of science.
Author: Andrew Cameron BaileyPublish On: 2018-01-26
This is a visionary, uplifting synthesis of indigenous wisdom, quantum science, Eastern and Western mysticism and plain common sense.
Author: Andrew Cameron Bailey
This is a visionary, uplifting synthesis of indigenous wisdom, quantum science, Eastern and Western mysticism and plain common sense. A practical self-help, personal-development guide through the next phase of our evolution. Accessing "The Trust Frequency" triggers a powerful upgrade to our individual and collective operating system and Reality.
The identification and verification of such assumptions are, in our view, at the
heart of strategic planning. We have found that individual policies not only differ
with regard to the detailed assumptions they make regarding stakeholders but
Author: I.I. Mitroff
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Social Science
The depth, intensity, and long-standing nature of the disagreements between differing schools of social thought renders more critical than ever the treatment of dialectical reasoning and its relationship to the social sciences. The nature of these disagreements are deeply rooted in fundamentally differing beliefs regarding, among many things: (1) the nature of man, (2) the role of theory versus data in constructing social theories, (3) the place and function of values versus facts in inquiry, etc. It has become more and more apparent that such fundamental differences cannot be resolved by surface appeals to rationality or to consensus. Such for it is precisely the definitions of appeals are doomed to failure 'rationality' and 'consensus' that are at odds. That is, different schools not only have different definitions of rationality and consensus but different notions regarding their place and function within a total system of inquiry. A dialectical treatment of conflicts is called for because such conflicts demand a method which is capable of recognizing first of all how deep they lie. Secondly, a method is demanded which is capable of appreciating that the various sides of the conflict fundamentally depend on one another for their very existence; they depend, in other words, on one another not 'in spite of' their opposition but precisely 'because of' it.
... basic assumptions should be stated up front. They are: • Biological evolution is
a fact, by which I mean that scientific evidence overwhelmingly shows that
currently existing biological species are in some sense the “descendents” of
Author: Phillip Engle
A book that resolves the conflict between Darwinism and intelligent design, between science and teleology, by means of Robert F. DeHaan's theory of evolution, called macrodevelopment.
E . Chivian ( USA ) TEN ASSUMPTIONS OF CIVIL DEFENCE PLANS FOR
NUCLEAR WAR Large expenditures and elaborate plans for the civil defence of
populations during a nuclear war have tended to convince increasing numbers
Some of these as crude as the hand shovel is when assumptions are scientific ,
some are compared with the steam shovel ... Wild Ducks Dive for Food to Depth
of Ten Feet LACK ducks can dive for food on the Backom of water as much as ten
Author: Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs (31st : 1981 : Banff, Alta.)Publish On: 1982
The Search for Peace in a World in Crisis Pugwash Conference on Science and
World Affairs (31st : 1981 : Banff, Alta.) E. Chivian ( USA ) TEN ASSUMPTIONS
OF CIVIL DEFENCE PLANS FOR NUCLEAR WAR Large expenditures and ...
Author: Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs (31st : 1981 : Banff, Alta.)
These assumptions about the nature of human beings have been largely ignored
in sexual science. I felt that examining this particular assumption could be of
great value, so about ten years ago I did a pilot study with a few of my large
Author: Ira L. Reiss
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Social Science
Ira Reiss presents to those interested in the work of sexual science a view of this field. The text provides a personal account of the author's experiences in sexual science that helps the reader understand many of the major issues that confront those insexual science.
Author: American Academy of Political and Social SciencePublish On: 1895
American Academy of Political and Social Science. disposed to hold that it is the
great law itself . I hold , on the other hand , that this rule has no wider application
than is justified by the assumption upon which it is based ; namely , that the ...
Author: American Academy of Political and Social Science
I hold , on the other hand , that this rule has no wider application than . is justified
by the assumption upon which it is based ; namely , that the laborer is entirely
free to determine how long he will continue his daily labor . When , however , we
Author: Andrzej M. BorzyszkowskiPublish On: 1993-08-18
Thanks to the absence of Contraction for linear assumptions, it is impossible to
prove (A) H A & A; disappointingly, ten ... 4.2 Unlimited resources A linear assumption, (A), can be thought of as supplying exactly one occurrence of A,
while an ...
Author: Andrzej M. Borzyszkowski
This volume contains the proceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science, MFCS '93, held in Gdansk, Poland, August-September 1993. The MFCS symposia, organized annually in Poland and the former Czechoslovakia since 1972, have a long and well-established tradition. Over the years they have served as a meeting ground for specialists from all branches of theoretical computer science, in particular - algorithms and complexity, automata theory and theory of languages, - concurrent, distributed and real-time systems, - the theory of functional, logic and object-oriented programming, - lambda calculus and type theory, - semantics and logics of programs, and others. The volume contains 12 invitedlectures and 56 contributed papers selected from 133 submissions.
Orthodoxies and Heterodoxies in Science and Religion Peter Meusburger,
Michael Welker, Edgar Wunder ... The series stems from the identically titled
Klaus Tschira Symposia, a set of ten conferences that began in Heidelberg,
Germany, in spring 2006 and that will ... The widespread assumptions that scientific results can be generated everywhere, that knowledge can be easily and
rapidly disseminated ...
Author: Peter Meusburger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Social Science
Do traditional distinctions between "belief" and "knowledge" still make sense? How are differences between knowledge and belief understood in different cultural contexts? This book explores conflicts between various types of knowledge, especially between orthodox and heterodox knowledge systems, ranging from religious fundamentalism to heresies within the scientific community itself. Beyond addressing many fields in the academy, the book discusses learned individuals interested in the often puzzling spatial and cultural disparities of knowledge and clashes of knowledge.