What would spiritual scepticism look like?

What would spiritual scepticism look like? My latest blog on The News Hub is called “Do we need a healthier model of scientific scepticism?” 

Here is an excerpt:

As fellow scientist David Pruett observed in the Huffington Post: “The authors of the manifesto are all scientific mavericks whose viewpoints are not mainstream. It’s worth noting, however, that neither were Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, or Einstein mainstream. All challenged the scientific status quo, and all were eventually vindicated by the canonization of their once-radical views.”

Perhaps the best known of these “maverick” manifesto authors is Dr Larry Dossey, physician and bestselling author, who recently critiqued “the doctrine that the real world consists simply of the physical world”, something he termed “physicalism”…

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Categories: Spiritual healing, Spirituality and Society

Author:Tony Lobl

I write and speak on spirituality from my perspective as a Christian Science practitioner. I am also an Associate Editor for the Christian Science periodicals. I studied at the University of Surrey earning a BSc Hons Degree in Modern Mathematics before the impact of spirituality on health caught my attention and re-shaped my career.

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One Comment on “What would spiritual scepticism look like?”

  1. Sandi
    August 25, 2015 at 2:18 pm #

    Out-of-the-box thinkers have been labeled heretics from the beginning of recorded history. Thank you for this thoughtful review pulling together those who fearlessly swim against their professional currents, bumping into colleagues along the way – not our of ego, but out of genuine curiosity and the courage to explore new conclusions. We would be sitting yet in the dark ages without these brave “skeptics.”

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