By Samuel Thorpe.
Science has become an unreliable epistemological resource for several
reasons. First, the assumptions of science are suspect. Second, the
scientific method exhibits narrow limits to the acquisition of
universal knowledge. Third, the conclusions of the scientific
community at large are questionable and inadequate. Fourth, the
practice of science has developed a particular perspective about its
place in the world of knowing that diminishes all other avenues of
knowledge, to its detriment. Finally, the practice of science
involves a philosophical approach which makes scientism and "pure
science" hard to differentiate. Thus, science itself, as an
epistemological discipline, has been discovered to be unworthy of the
extreme admiration granted it by the present technology-loving world.
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