Stephen Iacoboni

January 24, 2023

The Elephant in the Science Lab

In previous posts I have been seeking to describe the science of purpose. Now it is worth getting down to the basics of what science actually is and how it works. The goal is to tease out what has heretofore been elusive for conventional science. I am referring to the elephant in the room, or rather in the laboratory: purpose. In this context it is necessary to distinguish between measuring grossly objective phenomena versus observing the effects of invisible forces and creating a theory as to what might account for them. Newton came up with a model for that ubiquitous invisible force called gravity. Einstein proved that Newton […]
November 3, 2022

A Closer Look at the Science of Purpose

In an earlier post, I introduced and defined what I called the “science of purpose.” Let us take a closer look at what that entails. The first thing to notice is that there really cannot be a science of organisms, i.e., biology, without understanding purpose. That this fact has been so neglected is, of course, a consequence of neo-Darwinism, which purports to show that purpose and design in life are only apparent, not real. Organisms that survive simply appear to be purpose-driven because those that are not driven by purpose suffer extinction as imposed by natural selection. Of course, this statement offers no explanation of […]
October 14, 2022

In the Name of Science: How Modern Medicine Reduced the Art of Healing

Excerpt from The Epoch Times | 10/13/22 Renowned internist and oncologist, Dr. Stephen Iacoboni said that the modern doctor is similar to a pilot—it is a stressful job as one is responsible for the life and death of the passengers, but the job of a pilot, unlike that of a doctor, is highly controlled by the mechanisms of the aircraft. Doctors have thus developed ways to manage this stress. “One of the ways to make it possible for you to cope with the responsibility and the uncertainty is to create in your mind a sense of great certainty that there is really […]
August 23, 2022

Interview with Eric Metaxas

Recently I had the honor and privilege of appearing on Eric Metaxas’ podcast show. Eric and I share a passion for spreading the word about the science of God. He  recently published Is Atheism Dead? which explores many of the false premises of modern atheism. In my book TELOS, I likewise examine those questions, and I propose an answer to the question of the mystery of life. Being a practitioning physician scientist, I have gained  a deep insight into the limitations of scientific atheism. Eric and I had a lively, engaged discussion on these topics. Please listen and enjoy.
May 25, 2022

Interview with Janet Parshall

I was on In the Market with Janet Parshall yesterday, to discuss my latest book TELOS. You can listen by clicking here.
April 7, 2022

Purpose Purpose Purpose

Okay, so in the first 3 blogs I sort of of set the stage for the challenge at hand.  But now let’s take a step back and remind ourselves of the plain truth which we are here to defend. The purpose of TELOS is  simply to illustrate that purpose is everywhere. It surrounds and abounds. It really is rather strange to even have to write a book defending the reality of purpose. But here we are. So let’s indulge in the pleasure of some exquisite examples of purpose.  In the first chapter of TELOS I described several vivid examples, that include the wariness of the […]
March 14, 2022

Is God Dead?

After reading the first 2 blogs, you may have come away with more questions than answers. Be assured, that is a necessary part of the learning process. I will try here to clarify. Many of you may not be aware of my assertion, that scientists have “proven” that God does not exist.  I know it sounds crazy.  They do not publicize the fact. It is sort of their own insider secret. Because they know that if they were bold and explicit about such a proclamation, that they would face fierce opposition. But do not take my word for it. Go to the science section of […]
March 12, 2022

The Truth Be Told…

In my initial blog, I pointed out four key issues: Men seek power; One great power is that of the control of discourse; The power of discourse in our secular society, once held by religious groups and clerics, is now in the hands of scientists. Our trust in scientists has been profoundly shaken because we saw during the pandemic that what they told us was often far from true and often very harmful.  The disregard they displayed for the chaos and suffering that they unleashed has taught many of us to be very skeptical about their claims of knowledge and authority. As I […]
March 11, 2022

Welcome to TELOS!

Welcome to TELOS!  The fact that you are here tells me that you are interested in  a journey of discovery. Congratulations! You have come to the right place. Here at TELOS you will venture far afield through places many others have yet to travel.And yet, much of what you will learn is actually classical and historical. But also well hidden. Because there are truths here that many do not want you to learn. Now why would that be? One of the more sobering truths about our place here on earth is that throughout history, men have always sought power over others.  Oftentimes ruthlessly. We see that unfolding […]