[asa] RE: scientism question

From: Dehler, Bernie <bernie.dehler@intel.com>
Date: Thu Jan 08 2009 - 13:28:46 EST

Also- I just looked-up 'scientism' in wikipedia, and was surprised that it was viewed as a pejorative (at least by the wiki author(s):


Is it reasonable or unreasonable to use this term with atheists who may be like that?


From: asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu [mailto:asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu] On Behalf Of Dehler, Bernie
Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2009 10:15 AM
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Subject: [asa] scientism question

A questions about the 'scientism' worldview (science is the only reality). (I'm dealing with an atheist like that.)

If a person says they accept only 'science,' should they have a logical issue with evolution since there is no scientific understanding of how biological life can arise from non-life? Seems like abiogenesis is a 'belief' based on the evidence indicated by science in general, yet the atheist I'm dealing with claims to have "no beliefs of any kind."

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