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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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Science vs Scientism

March 5th, 2015 · No Comments

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Ethics and religion/scientism

January 12th, 2015 · No Comments

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ronald-a-lindsay/atheism-leads-to-moral-de_b_6423018.html: Atheism Leads to Moral Decay: Once Again, the Big Lie It is important to free the religion debate from false implications, as here: a look at the rise of modernity shows the key insights of figures like Kant who first freed ethical deliberation from the framework of theism. But, strangely, secular atheists themselves have […]

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Closing man in a scientism box

December 29th, 2014 · No Comments

The works of Kant are simply out the window for so-called ‘secularists’ but his work is a reminder that you can proceed to the end with materialist analysis and still miss a core aspect of the data. It is not clear how the brain is related to ‘mind, soul, and consciousness’. It is possible that […]

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Billions in research funds and results stuck in scientism…We don’t need neuroscientists to dictate world views

December 28th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/blogs/philip-ball/are-we-living-in-the-age-of-the-brain One of the puzzles of neuroscience is the way it is getting everything wrong in the larger context of mind/brain philosophies. One of the most recent blowouts is Sam Harris’ attempt to neuter buddhism with a ‘neuroscienc’ stamp of approval. We don’t need neuroscientists to dictate world views.

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