RE: Debunk All Religiosity Equally (D.A.R.E.)

From: Lee Corbin (
Date: Sat Jul 14 2001 - 21:37:32 MDT

Russell wrote

> If there is a use for the word "scientism" it might apply to the position of
> someone who entirely rejected the domain of aesthetic/cultural value (which
> is at least part of what you seem to mean by the "spiritual" domain). But
> even this would not be a "religion" as far as I can see, more a state of
> psychological impoverishment.

I entirely reject the domain of aesthetic/cultural value as supplying
anything for the purpose of ferreting out objective truth and reality.

Does this make me, no matter how much I might publically value the
arts as both fulfilling and entertaining, and no matter how valuable
to human beings I believe emotions to be (because it benefits them so
and enriches their lives so), make me a proponent of scientism?


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