Don’t confuse science with scientism

Molecular ThoughtsIn my award-winning book Proving God, I attempt to unify science with theology.

While some people would argue that the realm of science only embraces the material world, this limited definition is better called scientism.

Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg (whose ideas I promote) certainly looked at his scientific pursuit as including metaphysical and spiritual realities.

I have even read that scientists do not actually seek ultimate truth, but models that can offer adequate explanations and predictions.

The most unexplainable phenomenon in the universe is human consciousness or person-level experience. Everyone has it, however, scientists cannot form third party objective conclusions about it.

So scientists cannot offer us a complete or satisfactory neural theory on consciousness.

This is a hilarious situation.

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I would like to say that scientists are going to have to include LOVE into their future models of reality—including human consciousness!

About thegodguy

EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at
This entry was posted in god, Inner growth, love, psychology, Reality, religion, science, spirituality, unity and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s