Two-bit Guru | Edge of Science | Detail of a lithograph of Michael Faraday delivering a Christmas lecture at the Royal Institution | Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

After I wrote the free energy post last time, I began wondering how many people would react to it with a negative judgment. Some time ago I wrote that science doesn’t know what it doesn’t know. That’s true in the sense of the damage manipulative “science” can do and it’s also true that the “scientist” who declares there can be nothing real outside the box of “science” is obviously limited and in error.

The beautiful practice of science without the quotation marks is exemplified by the work of Michael Faraday.

In the early 1800’s Michael Faraday invented the first primitive electric induction motor. What if a “scientist” of the time actually saw Faraday’s motor in action? The chances are high that the “scientist” would have declared it a trick of some sort, and would do so because it was outside the box of his own experience.

When I was in high school I was fascinated, and transformed, by reading parts of Michael Faraday’s lab notes. Apparently he had no judgments at all about what he was doing. He was just playing around and thinking about what he was experiencing. There was logic there, but there also was joy. He was immersed in the What-If. One thing led to another as he unraveled puzzle after puzzle.

I have read other fascinating things over the years. Tibetan monks are reputed to have launched huge stones from the ground to a mountain ledge using sound. Edward Leedskalnin built his tremendous Coral Castle in Florida, single-handedly, quite possibly using sound or other frequencies to lift the heavy stones. And there was John Keely in Philadelphia and Viktor Schauberger in Austria, all demonstrating some sort of powerful interaction with gravity.

A “scientist” would categorically declare fakery and deception and dismiss the issue as humbug. A scientist like Michael Faraday would probably find the whole thing very interesting, and worthy of further investigation.

It seems to me that a “scientist” tends to use prejudgment to deny the opportunity of discovery. A scientist, like Michael Faraday, tends to use no judgment to discover what nature has to reveal.

In the future, I plan to explore these ideas further and write about them as they apply to meditation, maybe next time.