"Scientism" -- as it is defined -- is a funny concept. Semantically, it just means "to hold a worldview based in science". Definitionally, it's often used to mean "excessive belief in the power of scientific knowledge and techniques".
Can you imagine telling a Christian they have "excessive belief in the power of the Jesus"? Do you know what they would say?
They would tell you that they have exactly as much belief in the power of the Jesus as Christianity tells them they should have.
Now apply that to the idea of Scientism. Understand that one of the most basic tenets of science is to NOT have immutable belief in the power of scientific knowledge and techniques. It's foundational.
"Scientism" -- in this sense -- has been defined by people who neither value nor understand science. I say we take it back.
I am a Scientist.
1. An insult applied by someone that actually reflects badly on them, outing them in some way.
My favourite recent outsult was being called a "thesaurus trying to impress people by looking intelligent" because I know what words like "hyperbole" and "sardonic" mean.
No, little dude, this is actually just how I talk because I'm well read and literate. Good to know where YOUR bar is, though.
Rolled over and opened my eyes to a clock that read 1235.
Gotta acknowledge the near misses, too.
QOTO: Question Others to Teach Ourselves
An inclusive, Academic Freedom, instance
All cultures welcome.
Hate speech and harassment strictly forbidden.