Science Series: Scientism-The idea that science is the only path to knowledge

Have you ever heard someone say, “you have to prove that scientifically.” Or even in news reports that “studies have shown . . . ”  Or maybe you have heard that science is the final or ultimate source of knowledge.  Behind these sentiments may lie a belief called “scientism.”  This mentality has even been put as simply as “If I can’t see it, hear it, or … Continue reading Science Series: Scientism-The idea that science is the only path to knowledge

Science Series and an Apologetic Resource: “Scientism and Secularism”

“Scientism” is the view that the hard sciences—like chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy—provide the only genuine knowledge of reality. Fortunately, J. P. Moreland; Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University in La Mirada, California with four earned degrees: a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Missouri, a Th.M. in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, an M. A. in philosophy from the University of California-Riverside, … Continue reading Science Series and an Apologetic Resource: “Scientism and Secularism”

Science Series: C. S. Lewis on Scientisim, Evolution, and Intelligent Design

C. S. Lewis, professor of Oxford and later Cambridge, has written over thirty books and selling over 200 million.  I found a series of short documentaries on Lewis dealing with science.  It is based on the book The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society. Here is a three part series on C. S. Lewis in dialogue with Scientism, Evolution, and Intelligent … Continue reading Science Series: C. S. Lewis on Scientisim, Evolution, and Intelligent Design