Re: virus: Hegel's Virus

Martz (
Sat, 26 Apr 1997 12:34:37 +0100

On Sat, 26 Apr 1997, Robin Faichney <> wrote:

>>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.

My mistake. This list is the only place I'd heard the term used.

>>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.

Close enough. I was applying it to the particular case under discussion.


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