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By Ac. Krtashivananda
The evolution of modern science was preceded by the philosophical developments of Rene Descartes in the 17th Century that established a strong belief in spirit-matter dualism. [Around the same time] Isaac Newton published his mechanist worldview, which saw matter as something inert, organic and indestructible. This was the foundation of modern science and natural philosophy, and it has continued for three centuries. Towards the beginning of the 20th century, new discoveries in science transcended the limitations of Newtonian concepts and proved that they did not have absolute validity. Continue reading