Saturday, January 28, 2017

Nicholas Rescher on Scientism

"The theorist who maintains that science is the be all and end all--that what is not in science textbooks is not worth knowing--is an ideologist with a peculiar and distorted doctrine of his own.  For him, science is no longer a sector of the cognitive enterprise but an all inclusive worldview.  This is the doctrine not of science but of scientism.  To take this stance is not to celebrate science but to distort it."1

To learn more about Dr. Rescher, go here.

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

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Footnote:
1. Nicholas Rescher, The Limits of Science, as quoted by Dr. William Lane Craig and Dr. J.P. Moreland in Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview, p. 346.

1 comment:

Paul G said...

Good post Chad, and so true :-)
Paul