donskarpo via Getty Images
Neil deGrasse Tyson recently explained that the meaning of science "can be summarized in one sentence, which is all about objectivity: Do whatever it takes to avoid fooling yourself into thinking something is true that is not, or that something is not true that is." Like almost all contemporary scientists, he has not quite followed his own guidelines: he is only giving us half the story. By "objectivity," he is talking about a science that discovers what is "out there." But what about the science that discovers what is "in here"?
I have traveled to India over 30 times in my lifetime. My mother has visited India over 45 times! Neither of us have any blood relatives here. We are pulled by the mystical lure, scents, smiling faces, and complex cultural forms of relating that would make any psychiatrist squelch.