Re: virus: Hegel's Virus

Robin Faichney (
Sat, 26 Apr 1997 10:39:00 +0100

Martz wrote:
>On Sat, 26 Apr 1997, "D. H. Rosdeitcher" <>
>>"Objective" is to "Objectivism"
>> in the same way that
>>"Science" is to "Scientology"
>>Objectivism can be objective but Scientology cannot be scientific.
>How about "Objective is to objectivism as science is to scientism"?
>Scientism is a term coined here some time ago.

Was it really coined here? I first ran across it years ago. I didn't
this list had been going that long.

>It is used when referring
>to believers in / practitioners of science who become dogmatic or who
>refuse to hold their pet theories up to critical examination.

Umm, my impression was it means those who use science
(or what they think is science) as a religion. Not sure to
what extent that accords with your view of it.