The Scientism Delusion

If you keep carping that things are unfalsifiable, unscientific, and therefore not worthy of your time, it might behoove you to make sure that your own position doesn’t fall victim to your own criteria…

The current “neo-Darwinian synthesis” model of evolution also falls perilously close to being unfalsifiable, since essentially any biological datum can be fit into the synthesis with a little bit of creativity. What Dawkins et al, and for that matter, most creationists and “intelligent design theorists,” fail to understand, is that just because something is not falsifiable doesn’t mean is isn’t true. We’ve just left the realm of empiricism, which isn’t a bad thing…


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