Intuitional Science (1) – Definition

This is the first piece of a series. I wanted to classify these writings under the “Intuitional Science” category. My understanding of the term is a little different from the traditional meaning. In the past the term “Intuitional Science” was used to refer to the knowledge contained in Vedas. In recent past, the term referred to the unified theory of spiritual philosophy, mind, chakras and kundalini. I use the term in a narrower sense.

There is an old joke in academia. If the word “science” appears in the name of a field then it is not science. Some engineering fields have the “science” attached to their names. Classic sciences physics, chemistry, biology do not have the word “science” in their names. Clearly, Intuitional Science is not science. Intuitional Science tries to find a common ground between spiritual philosophy and science. At minimum, it will establish a rational discourse between scientists and spiritual philosophers. At its best, it will lead science towards never ending discoveries in subtler realms.

Intuitional Science is not metaphysics either. Metaphysics is too broad. I would like to define Intuitional Science as quantitative metaphysics or metaphysics employing mathematical language.

Intuitional Science tries as much as possible to produce representations or models of Reality with sufficient explanatory and predictive power. We should be precise about the definition of the “explanatory power” and the “predictive power”.

Explaining something by attributing the cause to God is not an explanation. Those kinds of theories have zero explanatory power. Metaphysical systems have some explanatory power but they cannot predict anything. What separates scientific theories from metaphysical theories is the predictive power. Scientific theories make testable predictions. We should use the same criterion to judge the models of Intuitional Science.

We are aiming for a new field better than metaphysics in terms of explanatory and predictive power. I am confident that when Intuitional Science matures in the future it will inspire new scientific theories.

The second installment of this series will be about the “Golden Equation”.

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About Suresh Emre

I have worked as a physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory. I am a volunteer for the Renaissance Universal movement. My main goal is to inspire the reader to engage in Self-discovery and expansion of consciousness.
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