A new series at YouTube, from the Discovery Institute, questions the easy equation of materialism and science:
The culture that propagates the myth works through the media, through popular science spokesmen like Neil deGrasse Tyson and Richard Dawkins, through education that takes the form of indoctrination, and with the insistent endorsement of more than a few genuine scientists who, like so many in the public, have swallowed the materialist Kool-Aid. They’ve convinced millions of people that reality goes no further than what we can see and touch. If true, that would mean that the things we care about most, including love, passion, meaning, a sense of right and wrong, and so much else, are illusions. Unfortunately, a great many people believe that.
One of the ironies of this way of thinking is that if “science proves” that only brains not minds are real, then no minds do science. That would mean there are no scientists, and no science. Besides being spiritually toxic, a “scientific” idea like that is fake science. “First Episode of Science Uprising Is Out: Fake Science and Toxic Materialism” at Evolution News and Science Today:
One thing that materialism isn’t doing in science today is working very well.
One hears so many arguments that our coffee mugs must be conscious if we are or that the universe is a space alien computer sim — if they weren’t claiming it was science, who would care? But they are.
There are at least six vids in the series,
See also: How naturalism rots science from the head down
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