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Science and anti-science

April 22nd, 2017 · No Comments


In the Trump we must move to support the refusal of science with respect to climate change without at the same falling into the trap of an uncritical stance on the status of science. Scientists are their own worst enemies, often poorly educated, contemptuous of liberal arts, contemptuous of philosophy, incapable of getting evolution right and unable to expose the fake economic theories of neo-classical economics (with exceptions). The problem has been examined almost classically in figures such as Kant, consider the book reviewed yesterday, but scientists are almost tone deaf to the problems which in fact contribute to false skepticism about climate change.
The issue can be resolved more or less by the consideration often broached here that ‘hard science’ is very effective indeed, and this includes the aero/hydrodynamic theories of climate while on the ascending scale ‘science’ tends to turn into ‘scientism’ as it deals with the level of the evolutionary, the historical, psychological, etc…The question of evolution is especially confusing because its base is biochemical science, while its theory of ‘evolution’ cannot be resolved by this reductionism. It is important to see that the scientific protest against climate denial works well as science and this is not gainsaid by the failure at the higher level.
We should note that marxism is in the same boat and attempts a form of science that is woefully out of date at this point. The solution there is to consider post-theoretical strategies explored here.
Kant shows how to escape anti-science via a form of critique that is not based on false metaphysics…

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