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Boettke on Scientism

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vive la insurrection posted on Thu, Jul 5 2012 5:32 PM

A good article on the coordination blog today about Scientism:

http://www.coordinationproblem.org/2005/09/scientism.html

A sentiment of his that I now share greatly, is that it is one of the most intellectually dangerous ideas of our time, perhaps THE most dangerous - as it is so culturally vialble, and the general layman is so susceptible to this style of thinking.

"As in a kaleidoscope, the constellation of forces operating in the system as a whole is ever changing." - Ludwig Lachmann

"When A Man Dies A World Goes Out of Existence"  - GLS Shackle

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Cortes replied on Wed, Jul 25 2012 12:29 PM

The link in Boettke's blog entry (to the callahan paper) is missing.

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I'm also pretty scared of the "you didn't do this yourself" idea. It's all over the place now.

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Jargon replied on Wed, Jul 25 2012 3:17 PM

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The Anarch is to the Anarchist what the Monarch is to the Monarchist. -Ernst Jünger

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