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Archive: histomat and the Iron Cage…

April 15th, 2017 · No Comments

We are to archive in our blogbook some posts since last year in addition to ‘posts current as you go’…
Red Forty-eight Group: strategy to neutralize Iron Cage scientism/pseudo-science
May 6th, 2016 · http://darwiniana.com/2016/05/06/red-forty-eight-group-strategy-to-neutralize-iron-cage-scientismpseudo-science/

We keep harping on historical materialism, but our logic is sound: a deterministic theory (it is denied that it is such, but…) creates a Iron Cage effect in which autonomy has been sacrificed to theory. And this is the case for the overall Iron Cage mentality of science/scientism, neo-classical economics, darwinian evolutionary theory, and marxism itself. This is one reason we have challenged darwinism here: it represents a subtle mechanization of behavior and culture, this playing into the hands of elites via social darwinism, and the result is a brand of the kind of ideology of theory that Marx attempted to challenge. But the result sank further into the quicksand.

It would be a cogent revolutionary tactic to exploit this weak spot in the establishment of ‘Big Science’ by seeing this fatal weak spot and moving to seize the high ground of real science. Almost the whole cadre of science and economics are fixated in pseudo-science, an easy target.
The result can be an improved social perspective based on the rich spectrum of resources of the early modern.

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