Posted by: gcarkner | September 20, 2012

Ian Hutchinson, MIT Plasma Physicist


Monopolizing Knowledge: Scientism’s Inconsistent Rejection of Faith.

Wednesday, January 23, 4:00 pm

The widespread error of scientism—the belief that science is all 
the real knowledge that exists—is responsible for much of the modern 
suspicion of science; and it underlies the militant atheist arguments
 against religion.  MIT professor, Ian Hutchinson, shows how scientism 
is an impoverished view of knowledge and the primary cause of the 
culture wars.  Rejecting scientism enables a principled intellectual
 reconciliation of science with religious faith, and with other 
academic disciplines.


Dr. Ian Hutchinson holds a Ph.D.  in Engineering Physics from the Australian National University. He is presently Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at the
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He and his research group
 are international leaders exploring the confinement of plasmas hotter 
than the sun’s center aimed at producing practical energy for society 
from controlled nuclear fusion reactions, the power source of the
stars. He is an active Christian and has written and spoken widely to 
university and church audiences on the topic of science and 
Christianity. His new book, Monopolizing Knowledge, explores how the 
error of scientism feeds today’s culture wars.

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