1. Emotion of dreadful fear
When first examined
Scientism is not usually described as sourced
in any emotion. Yet, since it roots its Big Story in
facts determined by the scientific method, it also presumes and assumes
the emotion which is the basis for “being scientific.”
This is the emotion required to achieve a value-free, impersonal
This objectivity is not simply
an intellectual posture of reasoned skepticism, it
is also a discipline of seeking complete emotional detachment.
In this respect, the scientific method is sourced in an emotion which
seeks to be absolutely impersonal and non-relational.
It is “value free,” which means that it
is not tainted by any subjectivity of values or emotions.
The Scientismist seeks to acheive a state of emotionlessness.
For most people, this scientific posture and
emotion of detachment appears to be a practice of no
great import. However, Earthfolk highlight it because it is
the source from which arise the core Scientism
icons of the Mushroom Cloud and Starship Earth. The telling
act and fact is that Scientism had a direct hand
in developing the vision of militarizing outer
space, both in terms of populating other planets and in creating a "Star
Wars" defensive shield girdling the Earth. Scientism remains
the driving force that melds the space race with the
At its core, Scientism makes present
the Warrior’s Quest nuclear dreadful emotion of Poof!
Not unexpectedly, Earthfolk’s
emphasis on the creation of the Atom Bomb as the emotional blossom
of the scientific revolution is not widely shared.
Many scientists and Scientismists would point to other findings and
discoveries, but for Earthfolk, “The proof is
in the pudding,” in this respect.
It is difficult for Earthfolk to imagine
what is more awesome
than creatively imagining and producing a
weapon which can vaporize
a person and reduce him to a “no emotion” state
of atomic lifelessness—
an act that simply evokes dreadful fear from every
and names the Other as Intimate Enemy