Friday, January 17, 2014

Science needs to recognise its limitations

Sometimes science is just not advanced enough to understand methodologies which have been used since ancient times or before the development of modern medicine as we know it.

Excerpt: During the period when Harold Burr,Professor at Yale School of Medicine in 1924, was researching energy fields, most biologists and physicians were certain that all notions of energy therapy and 'life force' were complete nonsense.

The experiences of practitioners and patients of energy therapies were dismissed, either by ignoring them, or by stating that the patients were victims of deception, illusion, trickery, fakery, quackery, hallucination or the placebo effect.

Scientists could say with certainty that any energy field around an organism would be far too weak to be detected. If such a field existed, it surely had no biological significance. Healing with energy fields was fantasy, and any notion that light could be emitted by the body was certainly quite foolish.

As a student of the history of medicine, Burr was well aware that work being published ahead of its time remains in the libraries and is available to the future generations when its moment arrives.

In retrospect, Burr's discoveries anticipated many of the breakthroughs that are being made around the world at the present time.

Energy Medicine, The Scientific Basis, James L. Oschman, Ph.D. Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 1965; B.S. Biophysics, University of Pittsburgh, 1961


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