American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The collection of attitudes and practices considered typical of scientists.
- n. The belief that the investigative methods of the physical sciences are applicable or justifiable in all fields of inquiry.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The views, tendency, or practice of scientists.
“Bruce Henricksen's succinct remarks about the origins of what I call scientism are very important.”
“Therefore, adherence to scientism is merely cover for the lust for power, just as adherence to the religion of evolution is merely cover for amorality.”
“And just as scientism is merely another metaphysics with no more claim than any other, the religion of evolution has no more claim than any other.”
“As scientism is just metaphysics too arrogant to call itself by its right name, evolution is just another nontheistic religion.”
“The vacuousness of scientism is indicated by those who take organic chemistry well beyond where knowledge is supportive and attempt to make it indicate something about how life came to be without the evidence to back it up.”
“Science designed itself to be provisional, so scientism is a crappy philosophy too.”
“What the Romantics opposed is what today would be called scientism, which is out to destroy the wonder of the world by making everything turn out to be nothing important.”
“Such 'scientism' - as this overreach is termed - goes beyond the ability of science to explain the nature of the world around us and claims to tell us how life began.”
“The fact that most members of ID movement are devoted Christians does not mean that they want to discredit science as such: they fight not against science, but against scientism, that is, against militant materialism.”
“True believers in the "authority" of the dogmas and the doctrines of scientism, which is the currently ruling paradigm that gets to define what is true, real and possible.”
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