Monday, December 17, 2012

Science vs. Scientism

"Of all the fads and foibles in the long history of human credulity, scientism in all its varied guises — from fanciful cosmology to evolutionary epistemology and ethics — seems among the more dangerous, both because it pretends to be something very different from what it really is and because it has been accorded widespread and uncritical adherence," writes Carolina Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences Austin L. Hughes, continuing, "Continued insistence on the universal competence of science will serve only to undermine the credibility of science as a whole" — The Folly of Scientism.

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