Phenomena-based Science as Empowerment

Elemente der Naturwissenschaft 78, 2003, P. 127-129 | DOI: 10.18756/edn.78.127


There are a variety of ways in which our presence on the earth leaves its mark. In terms of advancing science, one way is through our written work, but another is through the human interactions in teaching or otherwise that can inspire others to look at science, or life, in new ways.

As have many others, I received such a gift of inspiration while studying in the Naturwissenschaftliche Studienjahr at the Goetheanum with Georg Maier and Jochen Bockemühl in 1984-85, for which I am most grateful; and through a chain of circumstances this has led their work to indirectly enrich the lives of many children and adults in rural South Africa longing for an approach to science that truly empowers. [...]