The Smoke And Mirrors Of Scientism

‘Scientism’ is the belief that it is only through the use of the scientific method that we can arrive at the truth, and that if something cannot be proven scientifically, then it is meaningless. If something cannot be demonstrated empirically, they say, it cannot be be meaningful in any real sense of the word.

It is clear that scientism is the belief – the religious belief – of those who are unwilling to accept the idea of an eternal, transcendent Creator who is all-knowing and all-powerful. Today’s unbelieving scientists are the ones who are propping up our modern, secular materialist civilization. They have a lot in common with the magicians at the time of Pharaoh: they support the atheistic claims of modernity and the pharaonic ‘culture of the self’.

But one day, scientism will be exposed for the fakery that it surely is, just as Moses showed Pharaoh that the magicians were involved in nothing but smoke and mirrors – illusions for the gullible. The irony, of course, is that the belief that truth is something that only science can prove is, itself, unprovable. Scientism, then, is self-refuting, self-defeating and, ultimately, nothing but an illusion. And one day, the scientists themselves will admit this, and the whole house of cards will come crashing down…

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