Scientism claims that science alone dictates the truth, although this system of thought depends on non-scientific reasons to come to such a conclusion.
These include the philosopher Blaise Pascal, who showed that scientific knowledge on its own could never be sufficient for being fully human.
As Michael D. Aeschliman notes, Lewis powerfully illustrated the shortcomings and dangers of scientism in his final Space Trilogy novel.
Literary critic M. D. Aeschliman sketches the intellectual evolution that connects Barzun with later Darwin critics. The latest is Stephen Meyer.
George Bernard Shaw’s positive criterion by which to measure and ridicule folly and vice was fatally ambiguous, eclectic, and inconstant.