The days of thinking that the scientific method alone will solve all the conundrums of human existence are over. We have moved into an era where a strictly mechanistic and materialist worldview will not suffice. One reason for this is that we have recognized an enigmatic paradox behind the practice of science itself. Science studies the empirical and the quantifiable, and makes conclusions based on empirical data and rationality. The puzzling catch is that the consciousness of the scientist is utilized, in that she observes and experiences the data of the experiment, to arrive at a scientific conclusion. Yet science tries to deny that consciousness exists, even though it is required for the experiencing of the empirical data!