The Limits of Science and the Bias of Scientists

Scientists cannot explain why the universe is infinite yet expanding. How can infinity expand? And what is space. Nothing, they say. So how can nothing expand? Sometimes scientists should just say “we don’t know” and then be quiet. The problem with scientism is that it presumes, without proof, that “material” (matter) is all there is, and knowledge can only be derived from observing matter. (this is philosophical materialsim) They study the physical sciences and glibly speak of metaphysics (i.e., spiritual matters) as if observing the physical world can tell us something about the spiritual world – they do this while they can’t even provide a reasonable degree of certainty of the nature of the physical world that they allege to know so well. When challenged, they often respond with forceful authority and big words, and use an assortment of offensive names to belittle anyone that disagrees with their inbred philosophies. In reality they are, above all, Malthusians; and the real agenda is to rid the world of religion so that people will stop obeying the Bible’s command to “be fruitful and multiply”, for they are convinced that the Earth is doomed unless people stop breathing and eating (in other words die – except for them, of course). Yet according to past warnings from the-sky-is-falling Malthusians, the world should have already been destroyed, with the Earth’s resources completely exhausted decades ago. But that has not happened. And why is that? Could it be that their philosophical leanings skew their empirical observations of the Earth’s capabilities? Probably.


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2 Responses to “The Limits of Science and the Bias of Scientists”

  1. myatheistlife Says:

    I see a few problems here. How do you know the universe is infinite? I don’t think science is telling you that. Science does not say that space is nothing. L.Krauss have some very interesting videos and a book about a universe from nothing and why nothing really isn’t the nothing that people thought space was.

    Scientism does not presume that matter is all there is. As an atomist I can tell you that it is a conclusion, not a premise.

    Your baseless assertion that there is a spiritual world makes anything else you say basically vacuous horse crap.

  2. Joel Says:

    The paradox I presented (universe infinite yet expanding) was taken from an NPR feature. I did not intend to imply that I know that the universe is infinite, but I did word it poorly – good catch. I originally wrote this for a less critical audience. I should have brushed it up before posting here.

    In any case, your last statement basically makes my point. The very mention of spirituality throws you into an intellectual coma, and you can hardly restrain from vituperation.

    Why are you so determined to have no purpose in your life? By the way, the next day on NPR they were talking about life after death experiences. Wait till you see that post hehe.

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