“Evolutionary psychology” is an entire pseudodiscipline that testifies to this problem. A showcase for crackpots, especially on the subject of religion.
So instead of nothing is mind, the latest proposal is, everything is. Hush, listen when your coffee cup is talking …
Bethell: In between the Creationists and the Materialists we encounter the scientific evidence that makes the materialist position increasingly improbable
Ran across this Biola video lecture (in course BB ST 450) on scientism in a thread from a few months back, HT BA77 as usual. I think it is well worth pondering: [youtube lnxrmF9O1ko] So, thoughts? END
On August 6th, Steven Pinker, the well-known Psychology Professor from Harvard, had an article in New Republic entitled Science is Not Your Enemy, in which he lambasts those who decry scientists for propounding scientism. You’d expect rebuttals of Pinker to come from the likes of Wesley J. Smith who indeed took Pinker to task in Read More…
Smith: “Based on science, what is wrong with slavery? It’s just the powerful prevailing over and forcing their way on the less powerful–a common feature of the natural world. “
Many people miss the dangerous underlying implications: that, in general, government should be concerned about what parents teach their children even when it does not lead to delinquency.
The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence. – Nikola Tesla
If science is our only real source of knowledge, why then, everything we think we know is science.
What’s remarkable is the way this sophisticate just tosses that off, as if all the “in” people now know.