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Let's talk about the newest religion: scientism

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posted on May, 27 2017 @ 12:26 AM
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While the scientific method is a legitimate process to learn about the world around us, scientism is the cult based on the idea that science has all the answers to life

It masquerades as logic and reason but in reality is a belief system in and of itself

1. It has its own creation myth: big bang, an explosion created everything, planets formed over billions of years, and life popped into existence which then "evolved" into the life we see around us

2. It has its own "prophets" and "saints": men like Darwin, Einstein, Newton, Eratosthenes, Carl Sagan, Neil deGrass Tyson, Bill Nye, Richard Dawkins etc. (Science be upon them) Its blasphemous to even question their claims or disagree on even the tiniest aspect of their " science".

3. It has its own versions of "magical sky fairies": these are fantastical creatures like ape men, dinosaurs, and trillions of unknown transitional forms that have never been discovered, but are believed to have existed.

4. it also claims the existence of heavens containing other worlds and strange objects like black holes, white dwarves, red giants, brown dwarves

5. It also has its own class of priests: these are the scientists who have exclusive access to instruments the commoners cannot dream of looking at.

The priest class also act as oracles, who just happen to know everything - the age of the universe, the distance of a star, the speed at which the galaxy is moving, what's in the core of a planet millions of miles away, what it rains on a planet in a differential solar system and so on.

The commoners dare not question the priests methods. They also do not understand any of the equations that the priest class scrawl on black boards. " it must be true because these guys won't lie"

6. It has its own holy scriptures: books like Origin of species, the selfish gene, a brief history of time and the countless papers on evolutionism and mainstream science.

I'll stop here for now. Its a fact that scientism is not objective truth. Its a cult based on a belief system. It does not permit dissent. It punishes it with ostracism and defamation.

This is the new religion of scientism.

Now will you question what you've been taught as science or will you react in rage and burn this heretic and destroy this thread??




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posted on May, 27 2017 @ 12:30 AM
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Science is not a religion it is a field of study.

But, yes you can still have a cult based off of such. Just as not all cults are religions, but all religions by definition are cults.



posted on May, 27 2017 @ 12:31 AM
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They also have their own way of interpreting evidence to match what they want to believe is real. I do not believe in their organizations beliefs, but they do have the right to have their organization. As long as their organization does not interfere with other people's peaceful right to believe in their supreme being.



posted on May, 27 2017 @ 12:31 AM
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originally posted by: firefromabove
Now will you question what you've been taught as science or will you react in rage and burn this heretic and destroy this thread??

Can I do both?



posted on May, 27 2017 @ 12:34 AM
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a reply to: firefromabove

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch you must first invent the universe.



posted on May, 27 2017 @ 12:37 AM
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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: firefromabove

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch you must first invent the universe.


Ah the famous quote from Carl Sagan (science be upon him), one of the high priests of scientism !
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posted on May, 27 2017 @ 12:49 AM
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originally posted by: firefromabove
While the scientific method is a legitimate process to learn about the world around us, scientism is the cult based on the idea that science has all the answers to life

It masquerades as logic and reason but in reality is a belief system in and of itself

1. It has its own creation myth: big bang, an explosion created everything, planets formed over billions of years, and life popped into existence which then "evolved" into the life we see around us

2. It has its own "prophets" and "saints": men like Darwin, Einstein, Newton, Eratosthenes, Carl Sagan, Neil deGrass Tyson, Bill Nye, Richard Dawkins etc. (Science be upon them) Its blasphemous to even question their claims or disagree on even the tiniest aspect of their " science".

3. It has its own versions of "magical sky fairies": these are fantastical creatures like ape men, dinosaurs, and trillions of unknown transitional forms that have never been discovered, but are believed to have existed.

4. it also claims the existence of heavens containing other worlds and strange objects like black holes, white dwarves, red giants, brown dwarves

5. It also has its own class of priests: these are the scientists who have exclusive access to instruments the commoners cannot dream of looking at.

The priest class also act as oracles, who just happen to know everything - the age of the universe, the distance of a star, the speed at which the galaxy is moving, what's in the core of a planet millions of miles away, what it rains on a planet in a differential solar system and so on.

The commoners dare not question the priests methods. They also do not understand any of the equations that the priest class scrawl on black boards. " it must be true because these guys won't lie"

6. It has its own holy scriptures: books like Origin of species, the selfish gene, a brief history of time and the countless papers on evolutionism and mainstream science.

I'll stop here for now. Its a fact that scientism is not objective truth. Its a cult based on a belief system. It does not permit dissent. It punishes it with ostracism and defamation.

This is the new religion of scientism.

Now will you question what you've been taught as science or will you react in rage and burn this heretic and destroy this thread??



Are you really still doing this? Science is not a religion no matter how you try and spin it. no one is goong to burn anything because you don't understand what science is.


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posted on May, 27 2017 @ 12:51 AM
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a reply to: firefromabove

You have been authoring the same post for years.



posted on May, 27 2017 @ 12:53 AM
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a reply to: Woodcarver

I said scientism is a religion and made a long post substantiating why



posted on May, 27 2017 @ 01:14 AM
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a reply to: firefromabove

All cults and religions make claim of special knowledge.

It is inevitable that knowledge would be construed as a religion by those unable to make the distinction.



posted on May, 27 2017 @ 01:18 AM
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Well, I disagree with almost everything you just said. Starting from when you said, "scientism is the cult based on the idea that science has all the answers to life."

Because I don't know anyone who actually believes Science has all the answers. Nor anyone who's ever made that claim who is a credible scientist either. If we had all the answers they wouldn't still be researching stuff after all.

But if there are those who do believe that then I suppose Scientism is a good name for it and I agree that it might be a type of religious like belief system. And we all know what BS Religious Belief Systems are, right??? Completely worthless indeed.



posted on May, 27 2017 @ 01:36 AM
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a reply to: firefromabove

Despite differentiating between science and scientism in the first line of the post you went ahead and listed things shared between the two and blurred the differentiation made at the beginning only to totally erase it with the hyperbole at the end.
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posted on May, 27 2017 @ 01:41 AM
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I always find it ironic and amusing to read the anti-science folks...on the internet.
Carry on. Every nation needs people to dig ditches.



posted on May, 27 2017 @ 01:42 AM
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originally posted by: firefromabove
While the scientific method is a legitimate process to learn about the world around us, scientism is the cult based on the idea that science has all the answers to life

It masquerades as logic and reason but in reality is a belief system in and of itself

1. It has its own creation myth: big bang, an explosion created everything, planets formed over billions of years, and life popped into existence which then "evolved" into the life we see around us

2. It has its own "prophets" and "saints": men like Darwin, Einstein, Newton, Eratosthenes, Carl Sagan, Neil deGrass Tyson, Bill Nye, Richard Dawkins etc. (Science be upon them) Its blasphemous to even question their claims or disagree on even the tiniest aspect of their " science".

3. It has its own versions of "magical sky fairies": these are fantastical creatures like ape men, dinosaurs, and trillions of unknown transitional forms that have never been discovered, but are believed to have existed.

4. it also claims the existence of heavens containing other worlds and strange objects like black holes, white dwarves, red giants, brown dwarves

5. It also has its own class of priests: these are the scientists who have exclusive access to instruments the commoners cannot dream of looking at.

The priest class also act as oracles, who just happen to know everything - the age of the universe, the distance of a star, the speed at which the galaxy is moving, what's in the core of a planet millions of miles away, what it rains on a planet in a differential solar system and so on.

The commoners dare not question the priests methods. They also do not understand any of the equations that the priest class scrawl on black boards. " it must be true because these guys won't lie"

6. It has its own holy scriptures: books like Origin of species, the selfish gene, a brief history of time and the countless papers on evolutionism and mainstream science.

I'll stop here for now. Its a fact that scientism is not objective truth. Its a cult based on a belief system. It does not permit dissent. It punishes it with ostracism and defamation.

This is the new religion of scientism.

Now will you question what you've been taught as science or will you react in rage and burn this heretic and destroy this thread??





I was going to do a line by line rebuttal of your post, but as I read it I am honestly not sure if it is satire or not.
edit on 27-5-2017 by mrperplexed because: grammar.



posted on May, 27 2017 @ 01:57 AM
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1. It has its own creation myth: big bang, an explosion created everything, planets formed over billions of years, and life popped into existence which then "evolved" into the life we see around us


Based of course on mathematical equasions, and stuff like... evidence


2. It has its own "prophets" and "saints": men like Darwin, Einstein, Newton, Eratosthenes, Carl Sagan, Neil deGrass Tyson, Bill Nye, Richard Dawkins etc. (Science be upon them) Its blasphemous to even question their claims or disagree on even the tiniest aspect of their " science".


Who are neither prophets, or saints lol... And IF one questions them they're not called blasphemers... they're just required to back their claims... Unlike religion


3. It has its own versions of "magical sky fairies": these are fantastical creatures like ape men, dinosaurs, and trillions of unknown transitional forms that have never been discovered, but are believed to have existed.


No idea where you're getting this from... my guess would be extraction from your backside


4. it also claims the existence of heavens containing other worlds and strange objects like black holes, white dwarves, red giants, brown dwarves


Again... based on Math and physics...


5. It also has its own class of priests: these are the scientists who have exclusive access to instruments the commoners cannot dream of looking at.


No...

Theres plenty of high powered telescopes that are open to the public... One is about a half hour drive from me actually


The priest class also act as oracles, who just happen to know everything - the age of the universe, the distance of a star, the speed at which the galaxy is moving, what's in the core of a planet millions of miles away, what it rains on a planet in a differential solar system and so on.



Perhaps in your fairy tale world... in reality we usually base it on evidence.... Math and physics is considered such


The commoners dare not question the priests methods. They also do not understand any of the equations that the priest class scrawl on black boards. " it must be true because these guys won't lie"


nonsense... they all welcome people who question... but again unlike religion one must back their claims


6. It has its own holy scriptures: books like Origin of species, the selfish gene, a brief history of time and the countless papers on evolutionism and mainstream science.


Just... no


I'll stop here for now. Its a fact that scientism is not objective truth. Its a cult based on a belief system. It does not permit dissent. It punishes it with ostracism and defamation.

This is the new religion of scientism.

Now will you question what you've been taught as science or will you react in rage and burn this heretic and destroy this thread??


I would suggest you start with Grade 9 science and go from there.... Homeschooling never leads to anything but...

well religion






posted on May, 27 2017 @ 02:02 AM
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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: firefromabove

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch you must first invent the universe.


No No No !!

The apple pie always existed.



posted on May, 27 2017 @ 02:04 AM
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originally posted by: firefromabove
a reply to: Woodcarver

I said scientism is a religion and made a long post substantiating why


Did your fire from above always exist, or did YOU start it?



posted on May, 27 2017 @ 02:05 AM
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originally posted by: SaturnFX
I always find it ironic and amusing to read the anti-science folks...on the internet.
Carry on. Every nation needs people to dig ditches.


Have you watched or read Gaiman's 'American Gods?' It's a great show involving all of mankind's gods fighting for our attention as they need to be relevant. Given a choice between the old Abrahamic God, the Hindu pantheon or the gods of 'scientism,' I'd favour the lab coated gods of the latter.

Infant mortality, plagues and candle-power are all the Old God offers and even candle-light was arguably a scientific discovery. No, let's put our lot in with scientism and enjoy freedom of travel, longevity and all the luxuries we take for granted.



posted on May, 27 2017 @ 02:09 AM
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I agree with you. The fact that there are paradigms that are still laughed at despite statistical evidence shows that it is still difficult for some to accept new ideas. In fact may just be the difficulty of accepting new ideas that make people cling.

In fact, by placing all areas of "truth" and invention under some area of science just makes it appear more powerful. If one day spirits appear for all to see, they will also be considered under a part of science. This is how science looks so powerful. It simply pulls all kinds of "truths" under its wing.

If I were to thank someone for the amazing inventions that I use daily, it would be the inventors themselves. I do not intend to thank or give credit to science for that, as that now merely appears to be an umbrella term for various areas of study.
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posted on May, 27 2017 @ 02:58 AM
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Well I have been reading up on this for years,
and I am just an old fool at it.
So ,
What's New?

More Speculation,Hypothesis,and Theory?

You seem like a bright individual,
why not do humanity a favor and report on GWEN
towers or something of that nature.
I am too old to be bothered, but You, are
young enough to make a difference.

The Planet is a mess, and it has nothing to do with
temperatures, rather, it concerns the atmosphere
and greed.
Saavy? S&F



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