An alarming trend in the move toward scientism

If you haven’t read my entry at Think Free, the word “scientism” has two meanings: Lousy science posing as good science The belief that science may ultimately answer all our questions What’s alarming about the news story below is how the simple act of thinking freely is branded as “denial.” Religion once played this role,… Read More An alarming trend in the move toward scientism

Kurt Gödel – Sometimes the line gets blurred between sheer genius, fear and self harm

Kurt Gödel was a brilliant mathematician, logician and philosopher who made groundbreaking contributions to the foundations of mathematics and the philosophy of mind. He was born in 1906 in Brünn (now Brno), Austria-Hungary (now the Czech Republic) to a German-speaking family that owned a textile business. He showed an early interest in mathematics and languages, and entered the University… Read More Kurt Gödel – Sometimes the line gets blurred between sheer genius, fear and self harm

Why Some Scientists Resist the Evidence for Psi | Psychology Today | Opinion

Personal Perspective: A form of scientific fundamentalism is in play. Source: Why Some Scientists Resist the Evidence for Psi | Psychology Today Opinion: Many years ago as an undergrad student, I dined with a woman in a Greek restaurant who claimed to be in touch with someone in South America—psychically in touch, I mean. Right… Read More Why Some Scientists Resist the Evidence for Psi | Psychology Today | Opinion

Opinion – Big Brother’s texting, Big Sister’s on the landline

Unbelievable — The powers that the government has assumed since the outbreak of Covid in 2019-20. Now that the masks are off and we’re allowed to congregate again, Big Brother and Sister have not entirely loosened their grip on the public. I have received emails, texts on my phone, and more recently, a spoken message… Read More Opinion – Big Brother’s texting, Big Sister’s on the landline

Are we turning into germaphobes… do scientists revel in their newfound power?

Sometimes I wonder if some scientists and medical people are really getting off on all their newfound ‘authority,’ which with Covid has proved to be timestamped at best. It’s so obvious that politics, economics, and science sometimes meet and other times are at odds. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. But it’s pretty clear that… Read More Are we turning into germaphobes… do scientists revel in their newfound power?

Doing Away With Scientism | Issue 102 | Philosophy Now | Opinion

Ian Kidd exposes the errors of the science fundamentalists. Source: Doing Away With Scientism | Issue 102 | Philosophy Now Opinion: From Climate Change to Covid 19, politicians usually claim to “follow the science” which arguably is just as much a political as a scientific claim. Even Rudy Giuliani knew that science is about competing… Read More Doing Away With Scientism | Issue 102 | Philosophy Now | Opinion

The Complicated Legacy of E. O. Wilson – Scientific American | Opinion

We must reckon with his and other scientists’ racist ideas if we want an equitable future Source: The Complicated Legacy of E. O. Wilson – Scientific American Opinion: The famous ant-man (no, I’m not talking about Adam and the Ants or a Marvel comics character) passed away over the holidays. I must admit that from… Read More The Complicated Legacy of E. O. Wilson – Scientific American | Opinion

SpaceX to Send Human Muscle Cells Into Space for a Study About Ageing | Opinion – Paging Dr. Frankenstein…

The laboratory-grown muscle cells, sent into space via SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, will go through experiments on the International Space Station. The cells, which are the size of a grain of rice, will be put into small 3D-printed holders, the UK space agency said in a report on the UK government’s website. When the cells reach the ISS,… Read More SpaceX to Send Human Muscle Cells Into Space for a Study About Ageing | Opinion – Paging Dr. Frankenstein…