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The failure of scientism to produce a human psychology

June 1st, 2017 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2017/05/31/r48g-capitalism-revolution-and-violence/ http://darwiniana.com/2017/05/31/will-man-genetics-original-sin-teleology-and-the-question-of-violence/ http://darwiniana.com/2017/05/31/r48g-violence-just-wars-for-justice-the-end-of-history-propaganda-and-pax-romanas/ http://darwiniana.com/2017/05/31/does-the-eonic-effect-suggest-any-answerswhy-we-fight-wars-the-chronicle-of-higher-education/ Bringing in the idea of ‘original sin’ won’t sit well with contemporary secular thought, but it was more a provocation than a genuine claim. The religious tradition has been as confused as the more contemporary reductionist accounts of human nature. Nonetheless it is a myth that hints at something we have […]

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The eonic effect: an absolutely minimalist approach…a warning: conventional historiography darwinism, scientism have (probably) gotten history wrong…

May 12th, 2017 · No Comments

The eonic effect: an absolutely minimalist approach…a warning: conventional historiography darwinism, scientism have (probably) gotten history wrong… May 5th, 2017 · https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public/XML_DARW_GC_Axial?preview=WHEE_5thed_pdf.pdf The study of history can be greatly clarified by the study of the so-called ‘eonic effect’ but the treatment tends to be too complex for many, to start. More than that this approach […]

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The eonic effect: an absolutely minimalist approach…a warning: conventional historiography darwinism, scientism have (probably) gotten history wrong…

May 5th, 2017 · No Comments

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public/XML_DARW_GC_Axial?preview=WHEE_5thed_pdf.pdf The study of history can be greatly clarified by the study of the so-called ‘eonic effect’ but the treatment tends to be too complex for many, to start. More than that this approach violates the canons of historiographical dogma that enforces a very peculiar perception of history. Here the reign of darwinism has completely […]

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The science march, and the science/scientism debate

April 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/i_will_march_for_science_on_saturday_-_so_should_you_20170420 The science march is an exciting development which we support here but at the same time we have often distinguished here the difference between science and so-called ‘scientism’ and along the way criticized the darwinian theory of evolution based on the idea of natural selection. The whole debate has left in limbo the question […]

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In Search of History: ‘scientism’ strikes out on history

March 19th, 2017 · No Comments

Kant offers a challenge to resolve the issue of historical dynamics: we have produced a partial solution on the way to the ‘Kepler’ solution … Source: In Search of History: Using the Text

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Fifty Years Later, Recalling Walt Disney and Scientism – Evolution News & Views

December 15th, 2016 · No Comments

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution. Source: Fifty Years Later, Recalling Walt Disney and Scientism – Evolution News & Views

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Students, Scientism, and Straw Men – Evolution News & Views

August 20th, 2016 · No Comments

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution. Source: Students, Scientism, and Straw Men – Evolution News & Views

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Physics and philosophy…and science has produced no coherent view of reality, has dumped scientism into culture, has made a mess of economic theory, and failed to find a theory of either life, consciousness or evolution…a grade of D-, at best…

August 11th, 2016 · No Comments

https://aeon.co/essays/the-string-theory-wars-show-us-how-science-needs-philosophy The issue of Popper’s falsifiability has been rendered equivocal by the overly elaborated version of a simple idea, one that is roughly on the ball: science works with evidence and experiment. The onset of string theory is either a wild goose chase, or an omen of something like post-science. Or else an idling period […]

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ID Debate and the Temptation of Scientism | Uncommon Descent

July 21st, 2016 · No Comments

Dr. Kojonen is a proponent of methodological naturalism, but believes that such naturalism does not have a unique claim on knowledge. Source: ID Debate and the Temptation of Scientism | Uncommon Descent

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Amazon.com: The Intelligent Design Debate and the Temptation of Scientism (Ashgate Science and Religion Series) (9781472472502): Erkki Vesa Rope Kojonen: Books

July 20th, 2016 · No Comments

Amazon.com: The Intelligent Design Debate and the Temptation of Scientism (Ashgate Science and Religion Series) (9781472472502): Erkki Vesa Rope Kojonen: Books Source: Amazon.com: The Intelligent Design Debate and the Temptation of Scientism (Ashgate Science and Religion Series) (9781472472502): Erkki Vesa Rope Kojonen: Books

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New Book: The Intelligent Design Debate and the Tempation of Scientism | Uncommon Descent

July 20th, 2016 · No Comments

We have been talking a bit about Rope Kojonen this last week, with his presentation at the AM-Nat conference and his recent paper on methodological naturalism Source: New Book: The Intelligent Design Debate and the Tempation of Scientism | Uncommon Descent

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The religious misdefinition of scientism

July 19th, 2016 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/douglas-axe-on-scientism/ It is a distortion of the critique of scientism to muddle it with theological faithism. Faith is a religious stance, but one that is not an alternate form of knowledge. On the contrary it tries to create a venue whey the path to knowledge (of god) has failed. Atheists have a pronounced leaning toward […]

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The ‘western legacy’ and the confusions of scientism…We are out of time to debate theism/atheism: who cares?

June 1st, 2016 · No Comments

http://www.spiked-online.com/spiked-review/article/migrants-racists-and-the-left/18395#.V08iR77W_OV We have already discussed this article today. But here is another quote/issue: The emancipatory core of the Western legacy – materialism, secular thought, women’s rights, Cartesian subjectivity, abstract universal subjectivity – these are more precious than ever today Zizek typifies many on the left who assume they represent modernity, with a very narrow subset […]

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Dawkins and the priesthood of scientism/darwinism

June 1st, 2016 · No Comments

http://www.christianpost.com/news/atheists-outnumber-christians-england-wales-sharp-religious-decline-continues-164497/#Ke4zHhzoofgwVopt.99 The decline of religion isn’t news. The real problem is the phony substitutes proposed to replace it. Without Christianity one can begin to think about spiritual subjects, but instead we get still another concealed ‘religion’ (that is, a means to condition people’s views for social ideology) via the concoctions of scientism, darwinism, neuroscience. But […]

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Red Forty-eight Group: strategy to neutralize Iron Cage scientism/pseudo-science

May 6th, 2016 · No Comments

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 […]

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The left and darwinism…it is important to see that science is dysfunctional on basic questions that scientism can’t handle…

March 31st, 2016 · No Comments

Although we are running out of time on the question of evolution, the expose of darwinism remains an important issue to be aware of the ideological nexus that is at work. Climate science is fortunate: scientists can create models, and this have a solid core of science. But the evolution question is more elusive, and […]

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russell-blackford-vs-pigliucci-scientism-religion-and-the-demarcation-problem

January 26th, 2016 · No Comments

https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/russell-blackford-vs-pigliucci-scientism-religion-and-the-demarcation-problem/ Against accommodationism: How science undermines religion In Defense of Accommodationism: On the Proper Relationship Between Science and Religion

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The Corrupting Influence of Scientism

August 7th, 2015 · No Comments

The Corrupting Influence of Scientism – Evolution News & Views.

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Can marxism transcend scientism, darwinism…?

June 26th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2015/03/slavoj-zizek-modest-rejoinder Going ‘boing boing’ between Marx, Hegel and then back again is a liability of reductionism marxism, and the fault lies in the excessively narrow perspective of the classic historical materialist conception. We can’t resolve the confusion with a Hegel/Marx dialectic. A much better way is an historical narrative based on the macro effect in […]

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Scientism and blindness to spiritual domain (not represented by formal religious churches)

June 9th, 2015 · 4 Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2015/05/28/nk-comment-and-the-gospel-missions/comment-page-1/#comment-747852 I fear NK may have missed my point or points: 1. there are spiritual forces associated with Xtianity that ‘reckon poverty’….2.spiritual authority is mostly illusory: I called ‘jesus’ bluff’, so to speak, respectfully, and was sent away from xtianity to something more appropriate… xtianity is crumbling and the ‘spirit guides’ behind it know this […]

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Wall Street Journal: Coyne’s Atheist Tract Is a “Splendid Specimen of Scientism”

June 2nd, 2015 · No Comments

Wall Street Journal: Coyne’s Atheist Tract Is a “Splendid Specimen of Scientism” .

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Universities besieged by a resurgence of positivist scientism?

April 25th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/education/universities-besieged-by-a-resurgence-of-positivist-scientism/

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Scientism versus ‘standard non-operating mumbojumbo’

March 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Last and First Men was an attempt, among other things, to rescue science from scientism, shallow materialism, bad evolutionism, and economic baloney. One problem with the leftist communism (based on marxism) is that it was unable to create a balanced culture, even after all the hoopla about the dialectic. It was a casualty of just […]

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Scientism, the early modern, and the aftermath of one-dimensional modernity

March 5th, 2015 · No Comments

The discussion of scientism is not always clear from the realm of philosophers. To me darwinism is a brand of scientism, but even academic critics of scientism wouldn’t support this. From the viewpoint of WHEE the emergence of scientism is almost obvious: a dialectical field or spread (‘dialectic’ meaning here the counterpoint display of opposites […]

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