scientism

“Science” Not Be All and End All

Scientism is rampant in supposedly scientific circles. As my Discovery Institute colleague John West has noted in the very worthwhile book he edited, The Magician’s Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society: [Scientism is] the wrongheaded belief that modern science supplies the only reliable method of knowledge about the world, and the corollary that […]

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Skepticism Over Politicized “Science” is Not Anti-Science

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC I grow weary of that certain species of political animal who constantly complains that too many people are “anti science,” when in reality, they disagree with the advocate’s policy desires about issues that involve scientific research. Example in point: Opposition to embryonic stem cell/human cloning […]

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People Don’t Trust Science When It Becomes Politics

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Scientific American has a piece out trying to explain why people “don’t trust scientists.” I think the very topic illustrates part of the problem. Hubris. Those in the Politicized Science community — and Scientific American is part of that crowd — intentionally conflate science the […]

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Corrupting Science in Law and Politics: Korean Court Rules Embryo is Not A Life Form

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Science capabilities are taking us into ethical conflicts because we are at the place where the most helpless human beings are being coveted for use as objects to be exploited like any other natural recourse. Adding insult to injury, many justify this approach by resorting […]

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Scientism Isn’t Science

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC There has been an attempt ongoing for some time to harness the respectability of science and conflate it with an increasingly popular philosophy known as scientism. But scientism and science are different things. The latter is a powerful method of obtaining and applying material facts […]

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