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The Scientific MethodReflections from a Practitioner$
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Massimiliano Di Ventra

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198825623

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198825623.001.0001

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“Scientism”: Abusing the Scientific Method

“Scientism”: Abusing the Scientific Method

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The Scientific Method

Massimiliano Di Ventra

Oxford University Press

This chapter warns against a bad form of “religion” that may be called Scientism. It shows that the abuse of the scientific method in context that are not addressable via experimental means leads to contradictions, inaccuracies, and logical fallacies.

Keywords:   Scientism, Philosophy, Logic, faith, God, vacuum, origin of the Universe, time, space, matter

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