Canonical science: its history, goals, and future

The report starts with a tribute to Joel E. Keizer, the father of the first version of canonical theory. However, this work is not a visit to an archaeological museum, but a deep and daring incursion in the science of tomorrow.

The new canonical theory addresses physicists’ goal of unification of physics, chemistry, and biology… but it does by abandoning reductionism. The degree of unification achieved using canonical theory is compared with the notorious fiasco of string theory.

Reductionism is discredited. Moreover, this report inverts the traditional perspective and delineates how, for instance, quantum electrodynamics can be obtained from the more general canonical theory. A radical change of perspective has been witnessed in science since former physical theories are obtained, as special cases, from the new canonical approach.

The new approach is free of the so-called «time paradox». In the light of recent advances, Nature is «a world of continuous construction» ruled by probabilistic laws and no longer a kind of automaton. The free will problem is solved and this opens new perspectives for a scientific conception of humanity.

The report also summarizes some other important contributions to physics, chemistry, and biology. For instance, canonical science can solve the so-called biggest mistake on physics and can be also useful for applied ecologists, resource managers, and pest managers.

The report also includes a collection of the advantages of canonical science for (i) specialized researchers in traditional disciplines, (ii) educators, (iii) scientists working in new disciplines of complexity, (iv) engineers, (v) philosophers, (vi) students, and (vii) policy makers, funding agencies, and heads of both public and private centers and organizations.

I believe that the term «The science’s new faith» -coined by Patricia Iglesias Pérez- describes the new approach in an elegant and concise way.

It is difficult to summarize the reactions of my colleagues to this revolutionary approach but the report contains a heterogeneous sample would help readers to understand its importance. Other reactions are quoted in the news page (see news link below).