"So we can salute Aristotle in his primacy of metaphysics and be simultaneously saddened in his acceptance of the nascent empiricism that would be the death of the West, a process ending in all-corroding relativism. It may have taken a few thousand years to realize the full implications of the supposedly neutral “scientific method” unto civilization’s collapse, and if there is to be science any longer, it must recognize that theoria and philosophy are vitally necessary. Naturally, it’s a problem not so much of intellect as of the proud human psyche in convincing our fellows to even understand what transcendental arguments are and why they are relevant."
Arrogantly assuming they know, when in fact they do not (having a gadfly’s appearance of knowledge), scientism fancies logic only when it suits it, quickly to discard and dispense with such rigors when the heat comes. “All human knowledge comes through sensory experience” sets their assumptions, yet when pressed as to whether this proposition itself is a fact of sensory data (which it obviously is not), universal claims suddenly dissipate and this great commandment is hailed as an obvious given. It’s a new maxim, a new commandment from the gods of the Enlightenment, and you dare not ask such questions. Yet if science is so groundbreaking and revolutionary in character, why are its high priests so afraid of these basic questions of epistemology?