Report on the Evolving Science Conference by attendees from the USA
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Dear Friends of the Science Section,
We warmly invite you to an international conference at the Goetheanum, where we will work on the following topics with regard to the Goethean Science impulse:
The Relationship to Nature:
Our devotion to the world of the senses—to the earth—is of central importance to science. It therefore contributes significantly to culture, and even to the culture of anthroposophy. Although our current alienation from nature is a necessary step in the development of modern consciousness, we recognize this has serious consequences for nature. In what way can Goethean science develop our connection to nature such that it has significance not only for human consciousness, but for nature as well? How can this development proceed in our age of digital images and global crisis?
The Relationship to Society:
Within their respective fields scientists form „scientific communities“ characterized by fact-based, knowledgable discussion. Science then shapes society through the images that it creates of nature and man, and the technologies that it produces. How can we build a dialogue with other scientists and include their findings in our work with respect and appreciation? And ultimately: what direction will our science take in the task of contributing to the development of humanity?
The Relationship to Anthroposophy:
Views on how Goethean Science relates to anthroposophy range from „they have nothing to do with each other“ to „they are ultimately one and the same.“ How can the content of anthroposophy and methodological indications given by Rudolf Steiner be fruitful for our work? How is science supported by meditative work? And vice versa, how is spiritual understanding and development supported by science? Furthermore, Rudolf Steiner expressed the idea that new social forms result out of the nature of scientific thinking: How we think determines how we will live together in the future.
We hope that through this event, impetus for the further development of an anthroposophically oriented science will arise. In this, we want to work with you and thank all those who have already contributed feedback and suggestions to make this conference possible.
With warm greetings from the Glashaus team:
Johannes Kühl, Laura Liska, Matthias Rang and Johannes Wirz