Without scientism, neither could be explained or justified.
Scientism was first clearly defined by the French philosopher, Henri De Saint-Simon when he stated,
Saint-Simon is also
considered the father of Technocracy that was later popularized and
branded in the 1920s and 1930s by men such as Frederic Taylor,
M. King Hubbard and Howard Scott.
True science explores the
natural world using the time-tested scientific method of repeated
experimentation and validation. By comparison, Scientism is a
speculative, metaphysical worldview about the nature and reality of
the universe and man's relation to it.
In the end, says the Technocrat, the solution will be the most efficient, balanced and reasoned solution possible, and there will be no dispute about it.
In other words, the Technocrat's solution always ends in the same position, that the "science is settled" and discussion is pointless.
Dissenters are dismissed
as ignorant, stupid and/or mean-spirited deniers.
Nothing has changed...
Their solution was the first attempt in the history of the world to create an alternative economic model using the scientific approach.
By 1938, the Technocrats defined their own movement as,
Now, that was very far-reaching...
It sought to control the
entire social mechanism (the problem) to make and distribute goods
and services to the entire population (the needed solution).
Saint-Simon proposed that the religious leadership of his day should be replaced by a priesthood of scientists and engineers, who would interpret the oracle of science in order to make declarations to society on necessary human action.
Thus, science would be
elevated to a state of unquestionable godhood, and would be
worshiped by its followers as led by its priesthood. A modern type
of such a high-priest would be
Al Gore, who worships the god
communists, fascists, and other political actors who inadvertently
or purposefully help them are nothing more than 'useful idiots'
who will suddenly, one day soon, be thrown under the bus and
Every revolution in
history had sympathizers and operatives who met the same fate...