Deification of Science

Science was made to substitute for religion in the West. Europeans live with the faith that Science will eventually solve all our problems, and that Science is the only source of reliable knowledge. Articles on this page explain why this faith arose and why it is dangerously wrong. The (wrong) theory of knowledge which deified science is called LOGICAL POSITIVISM (links to Articles and Video lectures about errors in scientific methodology). This is also a Main Page on the topic of Deification of Science in the West. 

SEE: a collection of article on The Nature of Human Knowledge, which debunks the widespread myth that Scientific Knowledge is the only valid type of knowledge. Collection listed below deals specifically with confusions regarding the methodology of science itself. Although there are many mistakes and confusions regarding the origins of science, and the significant contributions of Muslims are neglected and ignore, the major problem of Eurocentric History lies ELSEWHERE. Basically, science has been as much a force for evil, as for good -- modern wars have destroyed innocents on a scale unheard of in human history, and modern use of science to exploit the planet is destroying the entire planet via the process of climate change. Furthermore, the contributions of the Islamic Civilization have been very rich in the human and spiritual dimensions, which are completely absent from the story of European progress. It is this area, morals, humanity, tolerance, peace, where Islamic contributions have not been equalled by anyone else. 

Main Page on Methodology of Islamic Economics and Social Sciences: An Islamic Approach to Humanities

Notes to myself: Paper with Manicas outlined
Very Relevant to the issue of Science; Heroic Model of Science -- Chapter 1 of Joyce Appleby Telling the Truth about History
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Post 1/4: Scientific Methodology is not suited to study of humans and society. First Step of argument: Greek Axiomatic-Deductive methodology is NOT scientific methodology   May 26, 2016, 6:53 AM Asad Zaman
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Post 2/4: How science emerged in Islamic Civilization, after rejection of axioms/logic in favor of observations and experimentation   May 26, 2016, 6:53 AM Asad Zaman
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Post 3/4 explaining the Scientific Method, which contrasts with the Greek methodology in use in Economics  May 20, 2016, 4:49 AM Asad Zaman
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Scince triumphed over Greeks when Keynes developed a theory to explain observed unemployment. Greeks launched a counter-revolution in favor of their axiomatic-deductive methods which are immune to observational evidence.  May 26, 2016, 7:01 AM Asad Zaman
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(2015) International Journal of Pluralism in Economics Education, Vol 6, No.2, 181-197  May 7, 2016, 2:18 AM Asad Zaman
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Collection of articles on history and consequences of loss of Faith in Europe  May 12, 2016, 10:16 PM Asad Zaman
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An essay on how West never understood scientific methodology, as it originated in Islamic Civilization. How this is of CURRENT importance.  Jun 24, 2017, 8:59 AM Asad Zaman
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Unfinished Project: HOW did science get mis-understood so badly?  May 7, 2016, 6:40 AM Asad Zaman
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URDU Lecture explains how science originated in the Islamic Civilization, was imported from Spain by the West. However, methodology of science was never correctly understood and articulated; both induction and deduction being widespread misunderstandings.  Oct 29, 2016, 11:13 PM Asad Zaman
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Theft of History - How Muslim contributions were appropriated and claimed as European innovations  58k v. 1 May 7, 2016, 6:42 AM Asad Zaman
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Explains why meta-theory is necessary, and how the heroic model of science provides a false and misleading meta-theory.  Jul 4, 2016, 4:14 AM Asad Zaman
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Highlights Contributions of Muslims in many areas, especially science  Jul 5, 2016, 5:11 AM Asad Zaman
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These sciences originated in a doomed attempt to replicate scientific methodology in studying humans and societies. This failed because a genuinely different methodology is required. PAGE provides links to many articles  Jul 6, 2016, 4:16 AM Asad Zaman
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Intellect Article:Popularized version of Directions for Muslim Scholars in Social Sciences  May 12, 2016, 10:37 PM Asad Zaman
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