A small group of influential British academic psychiatrists criticize others for failing to follow “the Rules of Science”. 

Science is more than a word. It starts with a world of understandings translated into language. This is wonderfully ambitious but does mean that content is lost as experience is translated into words. There is further loss as this is translated into the singular language of science. The next step is often to “convert” this language into numbers.  So at each stage in the scientific process the content of experience is diminished.

In a number of peer-reviewed articles these influential academic psychiatrists have argued that “Ideology is dangerous”.  Our family dictionary is getting old and a bit tattered from several generations of use. However it provides the following definition:

“Rules of Science” that state that ideas are “dangerous” suppress the very experience from which science begins.

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