Prince Charles Takes Up Diving; Goes Off the Deep End

It’s not the first time either.

From the Times UK:

The Prince pinned part of the blame on Galileo. Criticizing the profit imperative behind much scientific research, he said: “This imbalance, where mechanistic thinking is so predominant, goes back at least to Galileo’s assertion that there is nothing in nature but quantity and motion.

“This is the view that continues to frame the general perception of the way the world works, and how we fit within the scheme of things.

“As a result, Nature has been completely objectified — ‘She’ has become an ‘it’ — and we are persuaded to concentrate on the material aspect of reality that fits within Galileo’s scheme.” The Prince said that he believed “green technology” alone could not resolve the world’s environmental problems. Instead, the West must do something about its “deep, inner crisis of the soul”.

A crisis of the soul, you say. How should we fix this? Prince Charles doesn’t seem to like science, so science is not the answer. I’m not sure what his answer is. Meditation perhaps? Some non-direct approach that uses magic and good vibrations to heal the Earth? He offers two solutions: consume less and stop making babies. There is evidence that the later is actually happening, especially in Europe (take a good look at the wikipedia link).

His statements are extremely anti-science though. It’s a good thing he doesn’t have any real power.

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