Friday, April 19, 2013

TED flirts with Scientism

Scientism is an ideology that attempts to apply conventional scientific principles to fields of knowledge where it has no business being. Scientism is an exaggerated belief in the knowledge that science provides and the ability of science to use that knowledge to solve all manner of problems, human and otherwise. Hardcore scientism asserts that scientific knowledge is the only real knowledge. Only science can provide access to truth. All other forms of human inquiry and experience are not to be trusted. 
Read more at Reality Sandwich.

"I loathe science and am always keane to attack it in most situations (...)
but I love reason and I'm perfectly aware of the difference."
Terence Mckenna

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