The revolutionary internationalist orientation that defined Chinese foreign policy during the s occurred against the background of the struggle against modern revisionism within the international communist movement. The polemics assisted many revolutionaries in breaking away from the old, reformist politics that had long dominated communist parties in many countries. Revolutionaries built new anti-revisionist Marxist-Leninist and Marxist-Leninist-Maoist organizations and parties. A great many activists and organisations uncritically adopted the positions of the Communist Party of China led by Mao, looking towards Beijing as much as previous communists had looked to the Soviet Union for inspiration and guidance.
Many thanks to Roger Barnett for recommending the book to me. Berlinski, who knows far more about science than I do, writes with flair and scathing logic. I suppose I should say, in modesty, that I agree with him.
I have argued against atheistic scientism in many blog posts see below. Here is my version of the argumment against atheism in its briefest form June 15, In the material universe, cause precedes effect. Accordingly, the material universe cannot be self-made.
The existence of the universe therefore implies a separate, uncaused cause. There is no reasonable basis — and certainly no empirical one — on which to prefer atheism to deism or theism.
They have neither logic nor science nor evidence on their side — and eons of belief against them. As for scientism, I call upon Friedrich Hayek: It should be noted that, in the sense in which we shall use these terms, they describe, of course, an attitude which is decidedly unscientific in the true sense of the word, since it involves a mechanical and uncritical application of habits of thought to fields different from those in which they have been formed.
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The scientistic as distinguished from the scientific view is not an unprejudiced but a very prejudiced approach which, before it has considered its subject, claims to know what is the most appropriate way of investigating it.
I have forgone the block-quotation style for ease of reading, and have inserted triple asterisks to indicate sometimes subtle changes of topic. A great many scientists are satisfied that at last someone has said out loud what so many of them have said among themselves: Scientific and religious belief are in conflict.
They cannot both be right. Let us get rid of the one that is wrong…. Christopher Hitchens is an example. Were smart scientists to report that a strain of yeast supported the invasion of Iraq, Hitchens would, no doubt, conceive an increased respect for yeast….
If nothing else, the attack on traditional religious thought marks the consolidation in our time of science as the single system of belief in which rational men and women might place their faith, and if not their faith, then certainly their devotion. From cosmology to biology, its narratives have become the narratives.
They are, these narratives, immensely seductive, so much so that looking at them with innocent eyes requires a very deliberate act. And like any militant church, this one places a familiar demand before all others: Thou shalt have no other gods before me. It is this that is new; it is this that is important….
For scientists persuaded that there is no God, there is no finer pleasure than recounting the history of religious brutality and persecution.
Sam Harris is in this regard especially enthusiastic, The End of Faith recounting in lurid but lingering detail the methods of torture used in the Spanish Inquisition…. Nonetheless, there is this awkward fact: The twentieth century was not an age of faith, and it was awful.
Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, and Pol Pot will never be counted among the religious leaders of mankind….FROM HELL is the story of Jack the Ripper, perhaps the most infamous man in the annals of murder. Detailing the events leading up to the Whitechapel killings and the cover-up that followed, FROM HELL is a meditation on the mind of a madman whose savagery and violence gave birth to the 20th century.
the 'selective tradition,' Williams wants cultural theorists "to recognize the alternative meanings and values, the alternative opinions and attitudes, even some alternative senses of the world, which can be accommodated and tolerated within a particular effective and.
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-- Anthony Burgess A chart of numbers that would put an actuary to sleep can be made to dance if you put it on one side of a card and Bombo Rivera's picture on the other.
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