deschainXIX wrote:But we do know that his model of the world includes a "scientism" that is based not on empiricism and deduction but on preconceived ontological notions that cannot be tainted no matter the evidence against them (dogma). That's sort of what I mean; I didn't mean it as a vitriolic bite.
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Entirely based upon induction and deduction deschain, Scientism had a definite founder who sold the new faith for reasons of state, as he did not believe in his own religion. It was complete at the moment of its founding and its dogmas have not changed at all since it's founding - even Christianity has evolving dogma lol.
I'll have you know, Desert, that Snaggle is a polytheist who believes the Bible, in particular the New Testament, is a source of reason. He is clearly irked by 'ignorant Christians' and supports Catholicism (with a blend of Platonism) over Protestantism.
I expressed my views quite clearly Summerland - believer are "mental defectives". I just see that the followers of Scientism are even more believer than the religious. The advantage of being purely rational is that one can see the mistakes others are making in their epistemology and ethics, as scietism has no ethnics that's a really huge amount of irrationally. Science is a method, rationality is above science and Scietism does not use science any more than the other religions.