Science For Hippies is a reserve and a site by Tom Thumb, founder of Street Junky, which will be a information to science and crucial wondering for religious people.
If this appears like a deserving project to you then you can exhibit your assistance by pre-buying a duplicate of the reserve!
And you can study the initial articles about at http://www.scienceforhippies.com
Why does the earth will need this reserve?
If this current lockdown expertise has taught us just about anything it is that the earth is going insane. Many have shed rely on in experts and just never know what to believe that any additional.
People today hurl one-way links at each other on social media like ninja stars and there are so quite a few ‘alternative facts’ that the reality receives shed together the way.
There are quite a few debunking and point examining internet websites out there but only hard-main skeptics go to them. The language of science is typically inaccessible and dismissive to the uninitiated.
So I want to write Science For Hippies to supply a easy, welcoming information to what science and crucial wondering are all about. The reserve will explore the scientific system, cognitive biases, the makes use of and boundaries of instinct and deal with widespread worries about funding and reliability.
The reserve won’t offer specific breakdowns of why personal conspiracy theories aren’t legitimate. No a person likes to be told why they are wrong (and primarily not in element!). Instead we’ll look at how can we know just about anything at all? Not what to think but how.
And that can assist make the earth a much better area to stay in.
Why raise cash for this reserve?
I’ll be honest: I thought I’d faster provide a kidney than do a crowdfunding marketing campaign. I find it excruciatingly uncomfortable to request everyone for cash.
I’m an skilled author, on the other hand, and think that I can write a reserve that is truly worth studying. So here you can order your duplicate of the reserve in advance and I have something to stay on in the meanwhile.
The reality is, on the other hand, I’ll write the reserve irrespective of whether I reach the focus on or not – it will just take a large amount more time!
And if there’s momentum behind this marketing campaign then I can also make films and podcasts to accompany the chapters. There will also be a site the place you can see the ongoing operate and I’d like this to be the seed for a movement to reconcile science with spirituality.
To be honest, if you are already the form of particular person who reads science of a typical foundation this reserve won’t teach you significantly. But never you know 1 or two (or 50!) people who could seriously do with learning the basic principles?
Why should I write Science For Hippies?
I utilised to believe that a large amount of…interesting issues.
But then I study and study and study and discovered that awesome superpower that science bestows: the capability to improve my mind. I discovered to recognise the flaws in own wondering and discovered how science tends to make the earth a additional magical area, not fewer.
I’ve penned 5 textbooks and so I know how to build construction and narrative, how to edit and craft a bunch of ideas and stories into something truly worth studying. And I’ve already penned a large amount about alternate tradition.
You can download here for totally free my reserve about the Rainbow Gatherings – rainbow gatherings are form of a month-long autonomous accumulating of totally free spirits in isolated destinations across the earth.
Or you can to http://www.tomthumb.org to see other illustrations of my storytelling.
And I’d appreciate your feedback. Possibly with each other we can help restore some cause to a earth that wants it additional now than at any time just before.