'Scientism' Chapter

Scientism

Scientism is the precept that science is the foundation of all knowledge and that all truth can be arrived at by empirical method. Scientism provides opportunity and responsibilities that other religions don’t, and consequences beyond abuse of temporal power. The idea that through objectivism social quality can be improved, that living conditions can be adequately met. I don’t see science as ignorance. I see the paradigm as having an impact that science denies.

“‘It is no more heretical to say the Universe displays purpose, as Hoyle has done, than to say that it is pointless, as Steven Weinberg has done. Both statements are metaphysical and outside science. Yet it seems that scientists are permitted by their own colleagues to say metaphysical things about lack of purpose and not the reverse. This suggests to me that science, in allowing this metaphysical notion, sees itself as religion and presumably as an atheistic religion (if you can have such a thing).” Shallis, M., In the eye of a storm, New Scientist, pp. 42–43, January 19, 1984.

What is Scientism?

Scientism: The precept that science is the foundation of all knowledge and that all truth can be arrived at by empirical method. Does this seem presumptuous, even crazy? The scientific method is a relatively new fangled thing. To think it… Seek More

Impact of Scientism

Is the sole purpose of most religions to explain the universe and crowd control? Hmm, yes, except for explaining the universe. Religion sets up a paradigm that supports the temporal authority of that institution whatever body politic. Religion as a primitive… Seek More

The God Bomb

Would humans behave better if they knew God was not there to intervene? No. Humans would make a God when they believe there is none. Used to be King makers, now we make Gods. Scientism prevents its own ideal of… Seek More