The Ten Assumptions of Science: Toward a New Scientific Worldview (Buy Now
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. Except for the introduction, which covers the necessity for fundamental assumptions and the method for discovering them, this book is now Chapter 3 in The Scientific Worldview.