Scientism Fails Another Defense

March 12, 2017 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEducationMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

A physicist’s latest attempt to justify scientism reveals a deplorable ignorance of history, logic and philosophy of science.

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Chinks in the Scientific Method

December 29, 2011 in Bible and TheologyEducationMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

V & V. That’s shorthand in project design for “validation and verification.” Does the scientific method provide V & V? We are all taught to think that peer review, publication and replication help science to be self-checking, so as to avoid error. Some recent articles show that ain’t necessarily so. It may sound good in theory, but in practice, the ideal doesn’t always match the real.

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