posted on Nov, 23 2002 @ 09:40 PM
That's exactly what that article explains...
The dogma is, what the materialists, (or fundamaterialists as the author calls them) hold fast to, instead of using the scientific method. This counts
for probably the majority of scientists out there.
That's this part of the text...
(a) materialism as an empirical hypothesis about the nature of the world, which is amenable to evidence one way or the other (this is the hallmark
of a scientific hypothesis -- that evidence is relevant for its truth or falsity) and (b) materialism as an ideology, or paradigm, about how things
"must" be, which is impervious to evidence (this is the hallmark of an unscientific hypothesis -- that evidence is not relevant for its truth).