Beverly-Rubik

Exploring the Frontiers of Science with Beverly Rubik, Ph.D.

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What are the future directions of science? Intriguing research is being done, particularly by Russian scientists, on the relationships of energy, mind and matter. In the United States, however, the mechanistic approach still holds sway on science and education, and there are still tremendous obstacles to the funding of unconventional scientific research. Biophysicist Beverly Rubik reminds us that “We have barely begun a science of life.” Much more work needs to be done, with a more open-minded attitude, to build a bridge from the frontier to the mainstream of science. She eloquently challenges scientists and educators to soften their rigid adherence to existing models, and points towards a “paradigm breakthrough,” in ecology and the life sciences.

She earned her Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of California at Berkeley in l979 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She conducted postdoctoral research and supervised graduate student research at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, while she also served as a faculty member at San Francisco State University from 1979 to 1988. She was founding director of the Center for Frontier Sciences at Temple University. In late 1995 Rubik left Temple University to continue her work as an independent scholar and consultant and founded the Institute for Frontier Science, a nonprofit corporation. She is senior advisor to Global Intregrative Medicine Network. She is author of The Interrelationship Between Mind and Matter (Center for Frontier Sciences Temple University 1992) Life at the Edge of Science: An Anthology of Papers (Institute for Frontier Science 1996). To learn more about Beverly Rubik go to www.globalintegrativemedicine.net

Topics Explored in this Dialogue:

  • How the more subtle realms of nature are not being addressed in mainstream science
  • How science has a tendency of violent language: big bang, smashing atoms, DNA controls cells
  • How the Newtonian view in science is still alive and mechanical is still embedded
  • How we live in a primarily “yang” dominated society
  • What is the importance of the work of physicists David Bohm and F. David Peat
  • Why the world view of indigenous peoples is important
  • How we are coming to realize the importance of the ancient wisdom of the mystics

Program Number: 2342               Host: Michael Toms                  Interview Date: 7/1/1992

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