Are we in the midst of a scientific revolution?

Thomas Kuhn described scientific revolutions as “tradition-shattering complements to the tradition-bound activity of normal science,” and noted that they are typically invisible as they are happening and fully recognized only in retrospect. But what if we were aware that we were in the midst of one? This talk will discuss five reasons to believe we may be, and will suggest practices for consciously riding the waves of shifting paradigms.

Cassandra Vieten is the President and CEO of IONS and a scientist at the Mind-Body Medicine Research Group at California Paci c Medical Center Research Institute. Her research has focused on spirituality and health; development of mindfulness-based approaches to cultivating emotional balance and factors, experiences, and practices involved in psycho-spiritual. She completed her pre- and post-doctoral research training at UC, San Francisco and received her PhD in clinical psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is co-author of Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life (New Harbinger/Noetic Books 2008) and author of Mindful Motherhood: Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child’s First Year (New Harbinger/Noetic Books 2009).

 

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