On the heels of Steven Pinker’s recent essay defending scientism, some atheists have denied that scientism is a real phenomenon. They claim that critics of scientism cannot point to a valid instance of the crime. Enter this article in The Guardian. It provides an elephant-sized example that has been staring everyone in the face, as well as a succinct and witty overview of the failures of scientism in general.
ELSEWHERE: An Elephant-Sized Example of Scientism
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James Hoskins is a teacher, writer, musician, and philosophy geek. He has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and a M.A. in Science & Religion from Biola University. James teaches philosophy and science classes at a private, college prep high school in the Kansas City area. You can find him at his blog PhiloLogos, and on Twitter under @clumsybrute.