The Scientific and Medical Network (SMN) is a worldwide professional community and membership organisation for open-minded, rigorous and evidence-based enquiry into themes bridging science, spirituality and consciousness. It promotes a cultural shift in our understanding of reality and human experience beyond the limits imposed by exclusively materialist and reductionist approaches. The Network brings together open-minded and discerning people who are inclined to a non-materialist interpretation of the universe. Please click here to join us on our journey, or click here for information about our Local Groups and Meetings.
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- Science, religion and the future of the afterlife – Dr. Peter Moore on 13th Feb 2017 7:30:pm, at Hampstead London
- Experiences of Angels: Intimations of Ultimate Reality? – Marianne Rankin on 13th Mar 2017 7:30:pm, at Hampstead London
- 40th Anniversary Mystics and Scientists Conference on 7th Apr 2017 11:00:am, at Horsley Park
- In-formation at the Centre of Creation: consciousness, causality and coherence – Dr. Jude Currivan on 24th Apr 2017 7:30:pm, at Hampstead London
"Antibiotic resistance is one of the most serious public health issues facing our world today. It’s a global threat — one that everyone should be concerned about. But in 2017, the situation could reach a new tipping point, leading to more people dying from common bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections and pneumonia."
"Richard Dawkins is the high priest of popular science, this country’s unofficial scientist laureate. His theories have helped to form the generally accepted scientific “rational” worldview of our culture, which most of our institutions, our media, and our respected intellectuals accept as “reality.” "
"One of the today’s unanswered questions in developmental biology, is what causes an organism to grow from an egg and acquire the form that it does. The study of how living forms develop and acquire their final shapes occupied much of Goethe’s life, and inspired his theory of forms."
"A part of the brain that’s responsible for recognizing faces seems to grow new tissue throughout childhood. That’s surprising, because brain development during childhood usually involves pruning back neural connections rather than growing new ones, researchers report in the Jan. 6 Science."
"Grevel Lindop’s new and excellent biography opens with Charles Williams, who, by poverty, was forced to abandon his formal education at seventeen, lecturing to spellbound, ever increasing, audiences at Oxford University in 1940. He was allowed to lecture only because it was wartime when the normal rules and expectations did not apply or could be judiciously bent."
"The central theme of this visionary yet practical book is how we generate a new form of humaneness based on trust and mutual support. In the late 1960s, the author was a Marxist activist, but he realised that Marxism did not address the inner aspect of life from which outer patterns of behaviour emerge."
If we think of nature as alive rather than unconscious and mechanical, then many new questions arise. We are all familiar with the idea of Gaia, the earth, as a living organism, but what about the sun? And if the sun is alive, is it conscious? And if so, what does it think about?