scientism mimetic game
Scientism fools people because it is a mimetic game dressed up as science. The key is carefully curating our sources of knowledge so that we are able to get down to what is true regardless of how many other people want to believe it. And that means doing the work.
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intellectual orthodoxy of science
Willis Harman had a particular interest in the relationship between matter and consciousness, he was one of several prestigious Stanford scientists