Ian Hutchinson’s series centers on his new book Monopolizing Knowledge in which he critiques the world-view he calls “scientism”: “the belief that science, modeled on the natural sciences, is the only source of real knowledge.” In Hutchinson’s eyes, this erroneous world-view is at least indirectly responsible for the apparent friction between science and religion that many see today. Hutchinson will attempt to both explain and dismantle “scientism” by examining both what we mean when we say “science”, and how the “scientistic” worldview oversteps this definition and becomes a philosophical and metaphysical framework.
  • Monopolizing Knowledge, Part 1: Science and Scientism

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    Monopolizing Knowledge, Part 1: Science and Scientism | Ian Hutchinson

    In his new book, Ian Hutchinson engages with the world-view he calls “scientism”: “the belief that science, modeled on the natural sciences, is the only source of re... Read More >

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  • Monopolizing Knowledge, Part 2: Reproducibility

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    Monopolizing Knowledge, Part 2: Reproducibility | Ian Hutchinson

    The knowledge that gives rise to useful technology has to be knowledge that is reproducible and gives rise to tangible effects. These are precisely the characteristics of modern scien... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 2 of 6
  • Monopolizing Knowledge, Part 3: Clarity

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    Monopolizing Knowledge, Part 3: Clarity | Ian Hutchinson

    Clarity is a requirement for the expression and communication of reproducibility; so these two scientific traits are partners. T   Read More >

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  • Monopolizing Knowledge, Part 4: Demarcation

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    Monopolizing Knowledge, Part 4: Demarcation | Ian Hutchinson

    Is there a clear enough definition or understanding of what natural science is to justify distinguishing it from non-science? Read More >

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  • Monopolizing Knowledge, Part 5: Evolutionary Metaphysics

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    Monopolizing Knowledge, Part 5: Evolutionary Metaphysics | Ian Hutchinson

    It is not, I believe, Christian metaphysics that is the most important cause of suspicion of evolution. It is evolutionary metaphysics.   Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 5 of 6
  • Monopolizing Knowledge, Part 6: Evolutionary Metaphysics

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    Monopolizing Knowledge, Part 6: Evolutionary Metaphysics | Ian Hutchinson

    Though coined in 1945, the term sociobiology exploded into public consciousness through the Pulitzer prize-winning writings of Edward O Wilson.   Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 6 of 6