Religious commitment and its interaction with scientific professions: a low-church real-science, critique of ''science'' and ''spirituality''
Journal/Book: Technol Soc. 1999; 21: the Boulevard Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford Ox5 1GB, England. Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd. 417-425.
Abstract: After a brief autobiographical background, as an activist scientist and engineer, the author offers a broad critique of the attempt to relate science and religion at the theoretical level. The important level at which to seek a relation, both scientifically and religiously, is one of practice, not theory. Indeed, because science as theory is itself in the process of reaching its own internal limits, because of the manifest failures of reductionist science and technology, it is time for scientists and engineers to return to Einstein's commitment to pursue science for the common good. The rising popularity of alternative medicine is also cited as a contemporary historical phenomenon that points toward an emerging, fundamental realignment of the science-technology-society relationship.
Note: Article Roy R, Penn State Univ, Mat Res Lab 102, University Pk,PA 16802 USA