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"On Materialism as Science Dogma"

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posted on Nov, 23 2002 @ 12:23 AM
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"On Materialism as Science Dogma"

by Neal Grossman, Dept. of Philosophy, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
(to appear in Journal of Near Death Studies as "Who's Afraid of Life After Death?")


(The following essay focuses on the Near Death Experience (NDE) as evidence that science has -- to its detriment -- become a dogmatic belief system wedded to reductionist materialism rather than being a neutral, objective method for investigating reality of any sort. One could effectively substitute the three letters "UFO" for "NDE." The advantage of dealing with NDE is that there is no doubt whatsoever as to the existence of the phenomenon; the interpretation, of course, being another matter.)

www.ufoskeptic.org...




posted on Nov, 23 2002 @ 11:32 AM
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N/T



posted on Nov, 23 2002 @ 04:34 PM
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The scientific method is what science is. As such, it is not a belief, or belief system, and therefore it can have no dogma. It is a method.

What those who call themselves "scientists" do and believe should never be confused for science itself.



posted on Nov, 23 2002 @ 09:40 PM
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Winged Wolf

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). "



posted on Nov, 27 2002 @ 07:31 PM
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Winged Wolf,

According to me, you are an expert in chi-exercises. What's your say on the other topics here??




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