“The Failure Of Success” and “Nature’s Hidden Force: Joining Spirituality with Science” by George Land and Beth Jarman
Published on Feb 16, 2011
The theme of the TEDxTucson December 2011 event was “Innovating Our Green Economy. In his talk “The Failure Of Success”, Dr. George Land gives us a brief history of human innovation and talks about the importance of creativity.
George Land is an author, speaker, consultant, and general systems scientist with a broad and varied background in communications, business, education, and government. In 1958, when he was serving as chief executive of an international television network, he began investigations into stimulating and directing creativity. The encouraging results of those efforts led to his founding, in Cambridge and New York, Innotek Corporation, a research and consulting institute to further the knowledge about the enhancement of creative performance. This research ultimately led to the formulation of his Transformation Theory, a theory of transformation that integrates principles of creativity, growth, and change.
Nature’s Hidden Force: Joining Spirituality with Science
George Land, Beth Jarman
– Amazon.com – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M9NYMZ0/
A stunning new take on the old science vs. spirituality debate. Land and Jarman begin by demolishing one of the sacred cows of physics: “entropy,” the idea that the universe is irreversibly headed toward a whimpering “heat death.” Using rigorous scientific methods, they show that the universe isn’t falling apart after all – it’s getting better, all the time!
They next take on Einstein’s theory of relativity, explaining in simple terms how quantum mechanics describes a universe that isn’t a giant clockwork, but something far more profound – a combination of past cause and “Future Pull.”
What does all this science have to do with spirituality? Everything! Land and Jarman label nature’s impulse for overcoming entropy and pulling us into the future “Creative Connecting.” A force as scientifically real and demonstrable as gravity, and far more worthy of “reverence” than any ghost dreamed up by an ancient religion. Think of your most memorable moments of deep spirituality: watching a sunset, being moved by music … That powerful feeling you experience is “being at one with the universe.” In other words, a sense of “connecting.” What’s the best part of religious teaching? “Love thy neighbor” – more “connecting.”
Land and Jarman prove that you don’t have to give up on science to be truly spiritual – you just have to get it right. And you don’t have to be ashamed of your spiritual side if you want to live your life according to empirical reality – you just have to revere the force in nature that really exists.
I happen to have a very good friend recommend that do an interview with author and scientist George Land about his new book entitled “Natures Hidden Force“. While I have never met George, I knew of his prior work “Grow or Die, The Unifying Principle of Transformation“. I was exposed to his work by a very good friend whom has now passed by the name of Larry Wilson the founder of Wilson Learning.
I knew this new book would be as interesting and thought provoking as the man himself. George a General Systems Scientists by occupation, was transformed as a result of researching and writing ” Natures Hidden Force”. He has taken some of the most complex scientific theories such as the “Law of Entropy” and turned them on their head.
If you are looking for making the connect between science and spirituality, then this interview is for you. George does an excellent job of connecting the dots and proves that our Universe is not in decay, but that we are all Creatively Connected. As Albert Einstein stated in 1954, “The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It will transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity.”
I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with a very intelligent and grounded author George Land.