As difficult and frustrating as it can be, it is incumbent on all of us to push back when we encounter any type of antiscientific
thinking and continue to stand up forthe integrity of science and the scientific process.
Some or all of the above have been circulated on Facebook and other social media, as well as the normal quantity of totally antiscientific
nonsense about vaccinations and flu shots.
Now, unsubstantiated claims of bullying were used to pressure committees to approve materials and policies that were antiscientific
and that supplanted parental authority.
MW: During the 1970s, the editor of the Humanist magazine, Paul Kurtz, contended that religion wasn't the biggest problem, but rather the rapid growth of New Age, fundamentalist, antiscientific
, and irrational thinking, and he called for us to focus on critical reasoning and Enlightenment values.
The program should offer one antidote to the myopic and pervasive antiscientific
pessimism of our age.
But Simon Calvert of The Christian Institute, said the plans were "wrong, antiscientific
In his Martin Classical Lectures at Oberlin College, the famous Renaissance scholar Paul Kristeller observed that the term humanism "has become the source of much philosophical and historical confusion." He lamented that "In present discourse, almost any kind of concern with human values is called 'humanistic,' and consequently a great variety of thinkers, religious or anti-religious, scientific or antiscientific
, lay claim to what has become a rather elusive label of praise." (1) Seaton's disinclination to define such a crucial term for his study lays him open to such a charge of imprecision.
The juxtaposition of these elements obscurely hints that the order posits antiscientific
and misogynistic moments in the exfoliation of Eniaios: Mycenae evokes the locale of Aeschylus's critical vision of female passion in Agamemnon and The Libation Bearers, and Himself as Herself alludes to Balzac's androgynous fantasy Seraphita, of which it is a very free adaptation.
However, the proliferation of these apparently antiscientific
writings offers a contrasting image of a society deeply interested in the very theories and practices being lampooned.
Indeed, I would go so far as to say it is not science, and the journal editors and funding agencies and faculty committees that allow it to persist are simply feeding the antiscientific
and anti-intellectual tendencies of society to the peril of us all.
In present discourse, almost any kind of concern with human values is called "humanistic," and consequently a great variety of thinkers, religious or antireligious, scientific or antiscientific
, lay claim to what has become a rather elusive label of praise.
In this way, the essentially antiscientific
quality of this argument is exposed.