The Idiot Guide to Science presents a historical and systemic outline of holistic science from its tender beginnings as heretical knowledge until today’s more or less established holistic science paradigm as it emerges from the cutting edge of modern science.
The author denotes Cartesian reductionist science as fake because it shuts out from its scientific understanding ten times more than it encompasses in its residual scientific perception of reality. In a time where science and religion converge, to paraphrase Vidette Todaro-Franceschi, it is important to behold for not only a young audience that what is achieved is not to be taken for granted, for it was paid with the price of untold human suffering. It is important to uphold this critical perspective in a time where countless interest groups all try to back their claims up by, often contradictory, scientific research. That is why the book just cites the crude facts of real science to survive in a basically non-scientific (and highly irrational) worldview where science and religion were largely opposing each other.
The author assembled for more than twenty years the material around the research on the cosmic life energy or what today is called the zero-point field, expression used, for example, by Lynne McTaggart, the L-Field in the research of Harold Saxton Burr, the A-Field coined by Ervin Laszlo or the quantum vacuum, to speak in the terminology of William A. Tiller.
The audience for this guide, if ever, is of relatively young age, those who are still in search, who are still not settled and established, and open for novelty. Another niche audience are teachers, caretakers and university professors who may profit for their own lectures from some of the synthetic views on the matter of science, instead of reading long and large originals, and this so much the more as several of the books discussed and reviewed by Wilhelm Reich are difficult to obtain as printed matter.
The present book is however not a scientific treatise, but a selfhelp guide. What it attempts to do is to open the reader’s critical mind or self-thinking capacity, which is of course an endeavor especially targeting younger people. From that starting point, the reader may then inquire by himself or herself, to get a more complete picture.