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February 19, 2015

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“……… scientism, the view that the only real knowledge is scientific knowledge. Scientism is an illusion, a bizarre fantasy that makes of science something it can never be. Seemingly the paradigm of rationality, it is in fact incoherent, incapable in principle of being defended in a way consistent with its own epistemological scruples. It should go without saying that this in no way entails any criticism of science itself. For a man to acknowledge that there are many beautiful women in the world does not entail that he doesn’t think his own wife or girlfriend is beautiful. Similarly, to say that there are entirely rational and objective sources of knowledge other than science does not commit one to denying that science is a source of knowledge. Those who cannot see this are doubly deluded – like a vain and paranoid wife or girlfriend who thinks all women are far less attractive than she is and regards any suggestion to the contrary as a denial of her own beauty. Worse, like an already beautiful woman whose vanity leads her to destroy her beauty in the attempt to enhance it through plastic surgery, scientism threatens to distort and corrupt science precisely by exaggerating its significance……..”

Pretty good appraisal there scbrown...I might add to that, what I think is a possible motive for such malpractice....namely narcissism run wild in the university setting where professors beg for grant money to produce sermon and apologetic material for the "world" aka the flesh as they seek to further push/suppress the thought of God from their minds. As the congregation applauds the tickling of their itchy ears, the prophets' prophetic production of incoherent theories ramps up for the payday that is the promised reward. Greed is their God.

There is a sort of overview with Blinded By Scientism which is part one and then part two which is Recovering Sight after Scientism.

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