Thousands of years of practice... 2
angry doc was hoping to take a break from blogging this weekend, but Today had to publish an interview with a biomedical research scientist with an interest in fengshui...
Q: Are Western science and fengshui truly incompatible?
A: I don't think there's any inconsistency between science and fengshui at all. It's just that fengshui acts on intangible energy and science can't explain or measure qi. It's wrong to say fengshui is unscientific as, to me, science is about formulated, systematic knowledge attained via empirical means — that is, experimentation, observations, so on. Fengshui knowledge has been attained through 5,000 years of observation and recording — 5,000 years of empirical evidence!
angry doc doesn't have anything against scientists who choose to believe in fengshui in their 'private' capacity, but it's sad to see a biomedical research scientist who either cannot distinguish between science and non-science, or is trying to pass off non-science as science.