Scientists in Western cultures have been trained to see the world through a materialist metanarrative where the only acting players are matter and energy.
Increasingly, the direction of research points away from a materialist view in which information is seen as a byproduct of matter.
“Is the soul real? Or is it just an old construct used to explain what a scientifically illiterate society could not?”
Biologist Scott Turner’s spot-on phrase, the “Reverse Pinocchio,” captures the idea well.
“Science is a game with one defining rule,” writes UCLA biochemist Richard E. Dickerson.