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Secularism, science, and liberalism

October 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Secular liberalism misunderstood The rise of secularism is more than just the coming of science. There is a twin realization based on the science of the causal and emergence of freedom. This duality was beautifully discussed by Kant. The reign of scientism will spoil liberalism, and ruin secularism.

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Kant eliminated by Big Science educational conditioning

July 21st, 2010 · 2 Comments

Biology and free will This post makes obvious that science education is crippled by its agenda of scientism. The issue of biology and free will was addressed by Kant two hundred years ago, and has a vast tradition of its own. But Big Science has completely censored all this. Scientists think themselves omniscient. The sad […]

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Mazur: Peer review

February 26th, 2010 · No Comments

David Noble: Peer Review, Where Are The Scholars? Friday, 26 February 2010, 2:43 pm Column: Suzan Mazur No, passing peer review is not the scientific equivalent of the Good Housekeeping seal of approval. . . I confess that decades ago as a Hearst Magazines fledgling I would on occasion pass by, and with some curiosity, […]

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Kant’s Challenge and the ‘science of liberty’

February 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Ferris’ attempt to smear over the classic issues of the philosophy of history with the crude sociology of scientism deserves a look at the legacy of the Enlightenment here. Scientists can’t claim the Enlightenment then trash its classics. The question of a science of history is discussed at length in World History And The Eonic […]

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Tags: liberalism · Science · secularism · The Eonic Effect

Booknotes: The Science Of Liberty

February 17th, 2010 · No Comments

I also reviewed Ferris’ The Science Of Liberty. It won’t appear right away as a second review in one day. I recommend a look at the eonic effect if you wish to indulge in causal analysis questions to do with the history of liberalism. Despite its breezy style and superficial charm, this book, whether from […]

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Tags: Booknotes · liberalism · Science · The Eonic Effect

Science in world history

February 15th, 2010 · No Comments

The Case of the Missing Centuries We already commented today on Ferris’ new book The Science Of Liberty. I haven’t read the book yet, and on one level his thinking may be straightforward, but it is NOT true that science led to the emergence of liberalism. The parallel independent emergence of liberalism and science is […]

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Tags: liberalism · Science · Science & Religion · The Axial Age · The Eonic Effect

Mazur: peer review under scrutiny

February 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Free Science Peer Review From Cultish Conspiracy By Suzan Mazur While the hacked emails episode several months ago revealing attempts by scientists to withhold information about global warming from publication has put the matter of peer review under scrutiny like never before, secrecy in peer review continues to be upheld by the science establishment as […]

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Tags: Evolution · Science

Symphony of Science

January 7th, 2010 · No Comments

Symphony of Science – ‘The Unbroken Thread’ (ft. Attenborough, Goodall, Sagan) YouTube – melodysheep MP3: http://symphonyofscience.com from dawkins site “The Unbroken Thread” is the fourth video in the Symphony of Science series, and it features David Attenborough, Jane Goodall, and Carl Sagan. The clips used in this installment come from Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, David Attenborough’s […]

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Big Science and intellectual imperialism

November 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Comment on Is Science Just A New Religion James said, November 6, 2009 at 6:04 pm · The issue is not “science vs. religion” or “faith vs. reason” but intellectual imperialism. You would have to be extremely stupid and/or brainwashed to not realize that this is a huge problem with Big Science. It is an […]

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Scientism and the antinomies of freedom

September 28th, 2009 · No Comments

The Science of Freedom Students of science these days are given a very narrow history of their subject. But real science education should include the history of modern philosophic reaction to Newtonianism, and the paradoxes that are generated by reductionism. Beginning with Rousseau and Kant a counterpoint to modern science arose that tried to clarify […]

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Tags: Kant · Philosophy · Science

Sophmoric science

September 24th, 2009 · No Comments

nce, Non-Science, and Pseudoscience John Wilkins points to a post by Nick Smyth with the delightful title Science, Pseudoscience and Bollocks on the demarcation problem and what Smyth thinks is a flawed tactic in the war against ID/creationism. Smyth’s basic argument is that labeling ID/creationism as non-science, or as pseudoscience, fails because there is no […]

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Self and space-time

September 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Arnhart comment on Essentialism and Self Larry Arnhart said, September 20, 2009 at 7:35 pm · So the human self is beyond “the space-time framework”? I have no idea what you are talking about. Could you please explain how something is real although it does not exist in time or space? Larry, if I could […]

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Bloggingheads.tv controversy: scientists locked in a mental box?

September 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

Standards for discussion and the bloggingheads.tv controversy My standard for taking part in any forum about science is pretty simple. All the participants must rely on peer-reviewed science that has direct bearing on the subject at hand, not specious arguments that may sound fancy but are scientifically empty. I believe standards like this one are […]

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Tags: Evolution · Science

Confusions of positivism

August 30th, 2009 · No Comments

The Triumph Of Positivism One of the most confusing aspects of Darwinism is the way, in the name of the Enlightenment on the part of its fans, it represents a decline rather than an advance. This, and the rise of positivism, thus confuse people because by the normal law of succession thence progress the later […]

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Tags: Science · The Eonic Effect

Liberalism in the context of world history

August 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Comment on Liberal Atheists Actually the left was long locked in a box comprising the narrowest scientism, Darwinism (despite Marx’s initial protests), materialism, and atheism. And we can see how the left has suffered for that, a warning to liberals determined to let themselves be dominated by an increasingly cult-like science community determined to enforce […]

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Tags: liberalism · religion · Science · The Eonic Effect

Unscientific America: the arrogance of scientists

August 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments

Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future (Hardcover) by Chris Mooney, Sheril Kirshenbaum I finally got a hold of a copy of this book, and set it aside after five minutes. Despite the importance of the issues the authors start to kowtow to scientists, who are already sophmorically arrogant enough, and, worse, incapable of […]

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End of science?

August 18th, 2009 · No Comments

All Hell Breaks Loose (The End of Science My Ass 2.0) George Dvorsky’s July IEET article “The End of Science My Ass” counters the idea put forth in several publications that breakthroughs in basic science are hitting the wall. I would like to elaborate on two major points that George made. First, based on only […]

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Revolutionary minds?

August 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Welcome to the Revolutionary Minds Think Tank I think this is daydreaming, and the revolutionary mind is really a paradigm bound conformist think tank. How about establishing some revolutionary credentials by seeing through the Darwin illusion (and fraud)?

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Science, scientism, and the ‘Great Divide’

August 5th, 2009 · No Comments

Critiques of scientism are often confusing to those who equate scientism with modernity or secularism: a look at the eonic effect, and its discrete-continuous model show the way that the period after the characteristic transitional interval, here The Great Divide can explain the sudden loss of quality in the outcome after the transition.

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Tags: Science · secularism · The Eonic Effect

Scientists as sore losers

July 28th, 2009 · No Comments

The science of freedom Scientists won’t ever admit it, but the inability to produce a ‘science of freedom’ makes science forever limited in principle from constructing a Darwinian or reductionist account of human evolution, and psychology. The point was clear in the Enlightenment period, but the rise of scientism has caused amnesia, and a new […]

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Why is science important?

July 21st, 2009 · No Comments

by Alom Shaha from Dawkins site http://whyscience.co.uk/ “Happy is he who gets to know the reasons for things”. I wish this 2000 year-old statement from Virgil was enough to deal with the question that must plague teachers all over the world — “what’s the point of this?” But, as someone who’s just returned to the […]

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End of science?

July 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Unscientific American and the End of Science Mireille Celibataires said, July 14, 2009 at 8:00 am · I don’t believe in the end of science! I want to say something else: Science is a product of society and, despite of what some fanatic scientist like Dawkins say, it should serve society and not replace religion […]

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Unscientific America and the end of science?

July 13th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Unscientific America by Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum Uncertain Principles blog has a quote from the new Mooney-Kirshenbaum book, Unscientific America, which I haven’t read. I am getting a bad feeling that the mood here all around is ‘nobody loves me (anymore)’, as the Dr. Kildare era passes and we confront Oswald Spengler’s (yes, you […]

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The age of revolt against scientism

July 13th, 2009 · No Comments

The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science By RICHARD HOLMES Reviewed by Dava Sobel A different take on the Romantic Generation, especially its interest in science, is to be welcomed, but one is left to wonder if the real significance of Romanticism isn’t being given a revisionist […]

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Tags: History · Kant · Science