Can science make sense?

Science makes sense. But science cannot make 'the' sense. Science functions in the 'middle'. It never includes and understands but 'between'. Between Alpha and Omega only. The 'extreme' questions are beyond its control..

The scientific totalizing is thus never an absolute totality. Such a claim was asserted in the old days by the naive metaphysical presuppositions of
scientism. The fundamental error of such a view was to ignore the ecosystem in which science is functioning. Every scientific place is always 'included' by a broader including space. Science occupies an immense space, undoubtedly. But this space itself is placed in a bigger one. True science knows that its coherence functions like an insular coherence in the middle of other possible coherences.

Scientific objectivity wants to be total and totalitarian, i.e. it aims at the absolute Totality of all the possible objects. Of course any human project carries a tendency to be exclusive, and the technical-scientist project is particularly affected by this natural rational imperialism. But the scientific reason cannot be identified with the total reason. It is only one specific manner of the reason to constitute itself. It represents only one of the modes of the logos. The conscious or unconscious tendency of its project presupposes that all can become object of science and, therefore, to become understandable while concerned with only scientific intelligibility. But the big question remains: can the total field of the human experience be buckled into the scientific adding up? Doesn't the total human experience remain radically and implacably open on another dimension than the strict and cold scientific articulation? The total sense of existence.

What science does not lodge and what, on the contrary, lodges science. First, science itself. The conditions of possibility of science are beyond the science. Why is something as a science possible? The most incomprehensible, notes Einstein, is that science is possible.


Secondly, the reason. Science is never but the reason made up at a given time. What founds this made up reason is the constituent reason, i.e. the absolute requirement itself of non-contradiction, of totality and of coherence.


Thirdly, the act of being i.e. the irreducible factitiousness of being… Science necessarily begins from a `there is' that it does not create. But how can you explain and understand that ‘there is’ something rather than nothing as Leibniz wonders.

Fourthly, the rationality of the reality. Every thing is not possible. All things are not possible together, anywhere, at any time, nor anyhow. The universe is governed by laws without these laws science would be impossible. This `pressure' determines an order of being and successions. Beings and phenomena are determined. Even `chance' is determined, if you consider that there is not only the space of the (random) play, there are not only the rules of the game but basically the rules which govern the possibility of the game itself! Without the belief in the internal harmony of our world, according to the word of Einstein, science could not be possible.



So many mysteries surround us and so many questions, already in the field of the simple material nature. Is the universe really system, mega-system, or is it an irreducible scattered plurality? Are our epistemological possibilities regarding the universe total or simply regional? Is the universe, may it be total or regional, understandable in a homogeneous or in a heterogeneous way? What is really 'matter'? What is energy? Wh
at is space-time? Is time absolutely irreversible? Is the cosmos unique or is there a plurality of worlds? Is this possible plurality basically complementary or is it antagonistic? Do there exist anti-universes? Are the interactions we know (and we unify) the only interactions?


Like a `bubble' floating on infinity, such is the scientific reason. Its spherical coherence occupies the vast space of the middle. The extremes are excluded from it. However, it is impossible to reduce them to silence. Which meaning, however, can have the medium without its extremes? Which is the reason of the reason? Such a question gives criticism very short notice. It marks an impotent stop because such a question overflows the possibility of the reason itself and opens a gaping infinity. Here is the reason seized of giddiness. However such a question does not have anything irrational.

We know only from the bottom of mystery. Like a raft on the immense ocean of the questions… How far is our epistemological possibility going? Is the universe a system or a scattered plurality? Is the possibility of our knowledge of the universe total or simply regional? Is the universe understandable in a homogeneous or in a heterogeneous way? What is really matter? What is energy? What is space and time? Is time absolutely irreversible? What is necessity? What is chance? Is there only one cosmos or a plurality of worlds? If there is plurality, is it basically complementary or antagonistic? Do anti-universes exist? Are the interactions which we know and which we manage to unify the only interactions? Are the principles of today’s scientific intelligibility absolute or transitory? Is our intellectual space homogeneous? Which is the probability of new epistemological revolutions? Is there only one order of intelligibility or a plurality of orders? Etc, etc.


Science is a human construction. A logically and rationally coherent construction which holds its truth and its certainty of this coherence itself. This certainty is however only
internal. It affects only its insular content. This one remains 'floating' in an including space which enables it to exist but on which it does not have itself any hold like the reason, the necessity, the existence. These fundamental conditions of science slip out of the possibility of science. This including possibility that science presupposes without being able to fund it constitutes the originating postulate of science. Science is not only hypothetical-deductive in its process, it is hypothetical-deductive in its constitution. The scientist is, as Einstein says,
animated belief in the internal harmony of our world. He makes something like an act of faith in the order of the universe without being able to justify it.



You cannot identify the scientific reason with the
total reason. In fact, it represents only one of the modes of the logos. Also, the total field of the human experience refuses to be buckled in scientific totalizing. It remains open on some 'other' thing. As the act to be. The mystery of our being. The sacral experience. Existential emergence. Creation. Infinity. Freedom. Encounter. The mystics solidarity of the world. Value. Love. Beauty. Good. Evil. Time. Eternity. The sense. The sense of sense. God…


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01 Human Paradox
A paradoxal animal
Human paradox
In rupture
An animal in crisis
An animal 'less' (something)
Premature and naked
Child of the difference
Child of elsewhere
 
02 Verticality
Middle and extremes
Tropism to upwards
Divine instinct
The vertical living
Vertical interiority
The personal mystery
In strict immanence
 
03 Gaping Depths
Gaping deepness
Child of gaping
Gaping on an other order
Gaping of meaning
Gaping on the questioning
Gaping of matter
Gaping of existence
In vertical gaping
Negative anthropology
 
 
04 Sacral Difference
Sacral dimension
The sacral difference
Sacral crisis
The archaeological sacred
Sacral verticality
Hiero-tropic space-time
 
05 Human Environment
Human space
Closed and open
Curvature of space
Negative space
Space of the sense
Including and included
Between Alpha and Omega
 
 
06 The Matrix of Humanity
Child of a culture
Human matrix
Culture and cultures
Master speech
Refusing the enclosures
 
07 The Spirit
The spiritual reality
How define it?
Going through
DIS-tinction
The spirit says no
Dialectics
 
08 Spiritual Breath
Breathing
Spiritual energy
Making sense
To signify
Sense is through gaping
Speech and language
Symbol
Faith
 
 
09 The Sense of Sense
The Sense
The space of the sense
The house of the sense
Including and included sense
Confinement
Master and possessor of sense
 
10 The Reason
Science
Constituted and constituent
Scientific dialectics
Bubble
Between
Structure and sense
 
11 The Meaning
Demiurge of the significances
Through
To run here and there
Mechanism
Trough articulation
Articulable matter
 
 
12 Systems Analysis
Systemics
The system
Systemic operation
Energy
Tanks
 
13 Oïkology
Impossible closing
Systemic totality
The house of the spirit
Ecology
We sinned
 
 
14 Exodus
Spiritual adventure
Out of safety measures
Out of the cave
Logos in exodus
 
15 Through Difference
Difference
Starting from difference
Crossing the duality
A logic of crossing
Chance
 
16 Dialectics
Going through 'no'
Fundamental dynamics
Dia-logos
The fourth dimension
Passover dialectics
 
17 Alliance
Broken Alliance
Rupture of the bond
The prodigal son
Atheism
State of grace
 
 
18 History
Emergence of History
Impossible totalizing
Trans-historic verticality
The sense in exodus
Between Alpha and Omega
 
19 Fertile Confrontation
Singular adventure
Dialectical gestation
Antithesis
Two revolutions
Exponents
A long gestation
Explosiveness
 
20 Progress
What is progress?
Source of The progress
Exponential acceleration
The tool of progrès
Why it isn't working
Wedged exponential growth
Progressive illusion
 
21 Schizoid
Tautological speech
Idealism
Master and possessor
Flirt with nothingness
God driven out
Without the Father
Without recourse
Psychosis
 
 
22 The Other One
Arising
The other one
Exposed
To tell the other one
 
 
23 Adventurers
Components and exponents
Adventurers of eschatology
Today
 
24 Through Scandal
Gaping mystery of evil
Trough distance
Congenital evil
Entropy in the human hearth
 
25 Agape
Gaping of Eros
Captive desire
Eros and Agape
Going down
Defeated entropy
 
 
26 God in You
Tropism for Agape
Bottomless bottom
Cleaning the sources
Let you fall
You fall into God
 
 
 
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