Amateur interests & things I enjoy:

  • The South -- Religion, culture, politics, Maryland
  • Pipes and pipe tobacco
  • Baseball data -- Statistics, records, Hall of Fame voting
  • Education policy, philosophy, and reform
  • Hymns and sacred choral music
  • News media, journalism, media bias, Twitter
  • Coupons, smart shopping, frugal living

An intellectual preoccupation: Scientism

Scientism is an over-confident belief in the power and goodness of scientific knowledge and techniques. I find this idea fascinating and highly problematic. Here are some of the things I have read and thought a lot about:

  • C.S. Lewis' critiques of scientism
  • Philosophical challenges to scientism
  • How scientism affects ethics
  • Theological challenges to scientism