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Defending Scientific Materialism Carl Sagans A Demon Haunted World Scientific Materialism What is materialism Definition of materialism is all reality consists only of matter So scientific materialism is when all the answers to todays questions are proven by this theory People who believe in scientific materialism believe that all the answers are definite and legitimate it leaves no room for error There is proof for everything no unanswered questions From Intelligent Systems Scientific Materialism vs Christianity Richard Lewontin wrote Our willingness to accept scientific claims that are against common sense is the key to an understanding of the real struggle between science and the supernatural We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs in spite f its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and life in spite of its failure to scientific community for unsubstantiated just-so stories because we have a prior commitment a commitment to materialism It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of phenomenal world but on the contrary that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material explanations no matter how counterintuitive no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated Moreover that materialism is absolute for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door Carl Sagan A Demon Haunted World is a prime view of this Carl Sagan a man who is a lover of science wrote this book as a mission statement for himself Carl speaks about the dumbing of the Americans The dumbing effect is caused because of pesudoscience pesudoscience is the fake science ie horoscopes aliens bleeding statues Carl talks about the fact that Americans are the biggest at fault with this they are obsessed with all of this junk science that it is the only science that they see In his Science and hope section he reminds the
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