Sunday, February 20, 2011

Scientism and Progressivism

It is error to believe that science has the only truth, as well as to confuse novelty with truth. To quote Dr. Zmirak:
 For Progressivism and Scientism, the past is dross, a burden, a decaying mass of unfounded theories, primitive prejudices, and deadening authorities -- the "idols" Francis Bacon sought to smash. Christopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus was the first eloquent spokesman for this rejection. In The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus's opening scene, the good doctor runs through the whole body of received knowledge -- logic, medicine, law, and theology -- naming the fathers of each field and rejecting them. Aristotle, Galen, Justinian, and Jerome are all invoked and dismissed, in favor of the more "practical" art of magic....

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