The bridge between the sacred + the mundane. The ultimate example of our divorce from spirit to logic. A field riddled with controversy + denialism. Can science embrace the true power water holds?
Ever Abundant yet perilously essential.
Water percentage in the human body decreases with age
Reclaiming Science through the Wisdom of Water.
How science was colonized and how water can set it free
Water is a complicated molecule. The structure itself seems relatively simple, just two hydrogens and an oxygen atom, but the mystery really lies in it’s interactions with the world around it.
Science has issues with water. Water does not follow the rules, and the study of water remains to be riddled with controversy and debate.
But water is life. Water is essential to life as we know it and has become so pervasively controlled that it has become mundane and accepted as common place. Ordinary. Water is no ordinary thing.
And yes, now as resources dwindle the awareness has shifted to conservancy and scarcity, but we still fail to aknowledge the divine life giving nature of water. It true capacity and it’s truly sacred role in our existence. How can we work as a society to remember the sacred power of water and study and learn from it’s wisdom. Can it be done with science?
Science, again, has issues with the word sacred. Sacred is not an SI Unit of measurement. It cannot be divided by 12, measured with electronics, put into a simulation or taught in a text book. Or, can it?
Science is a practice and a methodology that evolved from philosophy. Once upon a time the people who were revered as ‘scientists’, the great problem solvers and investigators of nature saw no divide between the sacred and the mundane of nature. They sought to study both, to perceive, experiment, analyse and quantify both.
[Who were scientists that study nature and spirit?]
But little by little these philosopher-scientists started to get caught up in the details and Science was born through the enlightenment and scientific revolution. And so reductionism was born
Why is science colonized? Science has become a tool of control. It seeks out ‘uninhabited’ ‘undiscovered’ territory. Unleashes the tools of analysis which pry and rip the data from the ‘chaos’ of the still untamed realm of the unknown. Steralizing, extracting and ultimately putting it to use in a profitable and ‘productive’ way. To serve either our pockets or our self-satisfaction of conquring a portion of understanding.
Science is also ruled by the privileged and so the rules and regulations of the dominant culture are pervasive and unavoidable in the community and in the rhetoric. Ego, fear, name calling, favoritism, elitism are rampant. I argue that as the Europeans were colonizing the nations across the globe, they were also colonizing the way we understand and learn and ultimate be part of nature.
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Kendra is the founder of 4Love+Science and works as a Science and Community Consultant