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Robert Cabin on The Environmental Consequences of Religious Scientism

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." --Albert Einstein In my previous blog I introduced the problem of scientism -- the religious-like belief that science is necessarily the best or only valid approach to learning more about the physical world and solving applied problems. Here I address some of the comments to that blog by discussing the negative consequences of scientism in agriculture and environmental conservation. I conclude by offering a few "nonscientific" alternatives for situations in which a formal scientific methodology may not be the most appropriate and effective approach. Read the rest over at HuffingtonPost.