Does Science Over-reach?
Sunday, July 22, 2018

What is it

We've all heard the phrase, "You can't argue with science." Appealing to scientific fact as a way to settle a question makes sense given the amazing advancements science has brought us in understanding how the world works. But should we take the accomplishments of science as evidence for scientism—the view that science is the best and only way to acquire genuine knowledge? Does faith in science require that we disregard all non-scientific viewpoints? Are there important questions that science cannot answer? Josh and Ken collect their data with Massimo Pugliucci from CUNY, editor of Science Unlimited?: The Challenges of Scientism.

Part of a six-part series on Intellectual Humility.

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Massimo Pigliucci, Professor of Philosophy, City University of New York

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