Intuitive scientific thinking recognizes the observations made by science but questions any unjustified interpretations of those findings. It seeks to truthfully show how the human being is part of the whole picture of scientific discovery.
But in order to understand the difference between the human being and the world they’re exploring, we first need to investigate the difference between the living and the non-living.
The biggest difficulty is the current scientific belief that life is based on the non-living. The most simple observations show no basis whatsoever for this belief. Intuitive scientific thinking sees instead, yes, there are elements of the world that aren’t alive and, yes, there are elements of the world that are alive.
It further asks about the actual interplay between the living and non-living. Characteristically, we see many living creatures create substances that don’t easily deteriorate like bones, or horn, etc. The case is similar when life leaves a creature’s body. Its body with both its soft and hard parts is left behind as organic (but no longer living) matter.
From this observation we can say that living matter does turn into non-living matter. We however, don’t see any similar process occurring where non-living matter turns of its own accord into living matter. Only living active agents can take food, like salt for example, and incorporate it into their bodies. No non-living substance can make itself live or be made to live by means of its own properties.
Recognizing the significance of these fundamental observations intuitive scientific thinking sees a greater directing and transformative power in life than in the non-living. Existing life can after all transform its substance into the non-living, but the non-living can’t transform itself into the living.