charles brough Posted December 20, 2008 Report Share Posted December 20, 2008 It seems to me that all science is atheistic except the way social sciences are interpreted. In other words, social theory is, I claim to show, unscientific. But just what is social theory and is it important? I say it is at least as important as all the other sciences because it encompasses all our secular beliefs. It interprets what our history says, deals with our evolution, and interprets what religion is. It is what is taught in school and shapes our whole world-view and way-of-thinking, “Secular Humanism,” which our parents teach their children and what shapes public opinion, shapes the media, and drives world affairs. I say it is not scientific because subliminal public pressure causes social theorists to interpret social science data in ways that are the least offensive to the faithful. That is not easy to do and still make it seem scientific. For example, how do you define the function of religion without offending the faithful? You try to ignore it if you are a social theorist. When you have to refer to religions, you say they are all equal because that is the safe thing to do, but it is not accurate nor progressing scientific understanding. In my book, “Destiny and Civilization, the Evolutionary Explanation of Religion and History,” I list twenty-one word-use stratagems social theorists subconsciously use in order to avoid conflict with religious beliefs. Real (atheistic) science begins by being aware of them enough to avoid using them in interpreting social science data. I also found it is necessary to build a glossary of key words in the social sciences and give each only one single, clear, usually functional, definition for each. That also helps avoid rationalizing. That way, I managed to figure out how social evolution occurs and why civilizations rise and fall. That is what atheistic science can do. charlesthe Atheistic Science Institute - home page Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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