From Techne at Telic Thoughts:
Alex Rosenberg in his new book “The Atheist’s Guide to Reality: Enjoying Life without Illusions“, in his article for the New York Times and in the article “The Disenchanted Naturalist’s Guide to Reality” writes to defend scientism and naturalism.
Rosenberg goes through great lengths in his book to clearly state what he means by “scientism”. For example:
Let’s expropriate the epithet. In the pages that follow, we won’t use the label “Bright” as a variant on atheist. But we’ll call the worldview that all us atheists (and even some agnostics) share “scientism.” This is the conviction that the methods of science are the only reliable ways to secure knowledge of anything; that science’s description of the world is correct in its fundamentals; and that when “complete,” what science tells us will not be surprisingly different from what it tells us today. We’ll often use the adjective “scientistic” in referring to the approaches, theories, methods, and descriptions of the nature of reality that all the sciences share. Science provides all the significant truths about reality, and knowing such truths is what real understanding is all about.
Origin of life theorists, check your mail.