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DELUSIONS — Pragmatic Realism
by Stan I.S Law (aka Stanislaw Kapuscinski)   


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Copyright:  Copyright © 2012 Stanislaw Kapuscinski


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Dedicated to Richard Dawkins,in gratitude for many hours of enjoyable reading. While he and I don’t always see eye to eye, the doctor might find, here, additional arguments for his Cause Célèbre.

The author advances compelling arguments regarding Delusions ingrained and perpetrated by both, the religious and the scientific communities. He concludes that science/religion argument is equally as deluded on both sides of the equation, particularly when advanced from the preeminently fundamentalist point of view.

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A fascinating concept. To go forward we must look into the distant past. And if we don’t, all too soon we shall start from scratch—once again on the wheel of Awagawan. Richard Dawkins’s evolution seems to have slowed down to a crawling pace. Perhaps it stopped moving altogether. As has science. As has religion. Must we also give up?

But what struck me most in Delusions was Kapuscinski’s well-grounded theory that whatever evolutionary advances we might be making, they are confined to material progress only. Spiritually we are on fast, downward spiral. We no longer make an effort to raise our individual state of consciousness. In fact, most of us hardly know what it means—and this in spite of the latest scientific theories, such as the illusion of materiality, multi-universe concepts, of multiplicity of dimensions. We escape from the true reality to hide in our ignorance.

No wonder the churches are empt
y
. (Bohdan Czytelnik Poland)

More 5 STAR Reviews:

Review by: Jo Steinman on March 12, 2012 :  
Having read God Delusion, I’m so glad that Stanislaw Kapuscinski took it upon himself to extend the ‘Delusions’ to the field of science. Pragmatic Realism seems well suited to the task of balancing the odds. The book shows, clearly, the folly of one-sided view of reality. It also evident that those who criticize the most, have most to learn.

As I said before, please keep them coming, Mr. Kapuscinski!


Review by: Hanna K. Loda on March 10, 2012 :    
      
I love the idea of being mostly empty space. Perhaps we are just bundles of emotions, held in a gentle yoke of mental discipline. Now this would be neither religion nor science. It just would be a wonderful way to live, to experience reality.

I am reminded of a poem by William Blake:

How do you know but every bird
that wings the airy way,
Is an enormous world of delight,
Closed to your senses five?

If birds can do it, why shouldn’t we? You opened a new reality for me.


Review by: Sylvester Drake on March 09, 2012 :          
I’m so glad someone had the courage to stand up to a renowned scientist and show the weakness in his reasoning. Kapuscinski opens our eyes to the narrowness of scientists’ vision of both, science and religions. Furthermore, the author’s knowledge and depth of understanding of the symbolism shrouding the mysteries of ancient myths surpasses many a scientific theory.
Well done, Sir!


Review by: Barbara Woolfe on March 08, 2012 :  
It has been a while since anyone dared to scold the sacred altars of science. Yet, it seems, the scientists have taken liberties with our credulity without being called to account for the nonsense they so often propagate. It seems that the scientists, and only they, have to right to propose ‘theoretical theories’, which within years are turned on their heads without so much as an apology. Most of the stuff I’ve been taught in school is now ‘scientifically passé’.

That, on the other hand, cannot be said of religions. In fact, the farther back we go, the closer we seem to get to the truth.

A fascinating book!


Review by: BozenaH on March 05, 2012 :  
Having read the editor’s proof I can state, categorically, that this book will upset many an applecart. Yet, if you have the courage to join the author in facing the completely unknown, this jewel is for your. But be ready to regard the reality around you in a completely different way. Good luck!
 




Excerpt

FOREWORD

I am reminded of a story about a seeker, a man from the West, coming upon two Buddhist monks. They were sitting in a contemplative silence, some distance apart. After waiting for a respectful while, in an attempt to understand the Infinite, the tourist asked the first monk,
“Is there a God?”

The monk opened his eyes, looked with patient tolerance at the traveler and replied, “Of course not.”

The seeker shook his head in deep disappointment. Yet, the scientific part of his brain smiled with satisfaction. On the other hand, having been trained in the scientific method he felt a deep void in his heart. His upbringing and training precluded the existence of the permanent; of something he could fall back on if all else failed, and in science things changed constantly—even the universe. But, he was a seeker; he refused to give up. After another while he approached the second monk and repeated the same question,
“Is there a God?”

The second monk opened his eyes, looked at the traveler with inherent compassion and replied, “Of course. I am.”

It sounded like a Zen Koan. Or, in Master Hyakujo’s words, “The enlightened man is one with causation.”
The seeker remembered: “The perceiver and the perceived are one.”

Contented, the seeker went on his way.


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