Although western civilization currently enjoys some of the highest rates of education ever seen in history, it appears that the rates of insolvable problems in the political, economic, military and even scientific spheres have grown have multiplied far faster. If education and science are meant to empower each generation to problem solve, and make ever-more refined discoveries into nature, then why are we plagued by a drought of creative thought in our present era? To answer such questions as: Why are we plagued by elementary problems like the ongoing crisis of famine, poverty, financial collapse and war in the social domain, we must also ask why has society not made any paradigm shifting breakthroughs for over half a century? Those discoveries which we are told have been made (like the 2012 discovery of the Higgs-Boson “God” Particle, have empowered us to change… well absolutely nothing.
These questions will be addressed over the course of nine weeks, as the Rising Tide Foundation hosts a series of lectures on the topic of science under the theme of As Above So Below. This series will revisit the ancient Pythagorean traditions embodied in such works as Plato’s Timeaus, which drove various renaissance movements across the ages and cultures- both in Andalusian Spain, Persia, as well as in the western cultural matrix with the works of Nicholas of Cusa, Johannes Kepler, Leibniz and many others. We will investigate what potent scientific traditions and thinkers have been suppressed and why? And finally we will explore the fruitful importance of recognizing the unifying character of the universe- either in the scales of the immeasurably large, immeasurably small and always with a sense that such “heretical” ideas as intention, design, principle, harmony and goodness have a causal role to play in the realm of science.
Finally, by participating in this lecture series, you will be empowered to answer these questions: Why and how did the inner “subjective” universe of mankind become torn from the outer “objective” universe? Why do we assume one set of pre-deterministic rules shape the macroverse of planetary and galactic motion, while a completely different set of rules govern the chaotic, random world of atomic activity? What do such things as life, mind and purpose play in a true science and what are the political/economic manifestations of their causal existence?
January 31, 2021: Leibniz vs Newton- A Clash of Paradigms
Lecturer: Cynthia Chung
February 7, 2021: Atomic Physics and Macrophysics: How Breakthroughs in the Atom affords us Freedom in to Explore Space
Lecturer: Cuautemoc Reale-Hernandez
February 14, 2021: Cusa’s Resolution to the Co-existence of the Finite and Infinite (or Are Religion and Science Truly Opposed?)
Lecturer: David Gosselin
February 21, 2021: Vernadsky’s Revolution in Life Science and Directionality of the Universe
Lecturer: Sam Labrier
February 28, 2021: Platonic Solids and Astronomy
Lecturer: Patrick Cyr
March 7, 2021: From Panpsychism to Political Ponerology
Lecturer: Harrison Koehli
March 14, 2021: Ancient Civilization and Evidence of a Global Maritime Culture
Lecturer: Stephen Doyle
March 21, 2021: Void vs Reality: Metaphysical Implications of the Al Beruni vs Avicenna debate
Lecturer: Asad Wasti
March 28, 2021: TBA
March 21, 2021: Harmonics on the Micro and Macro: Max Planck’s Musical Space Time
Lecturer: Matthew Ehret
March 28, 2021: