Scientism is a religion started in the early 1800’s by French philosopher Henri de Saint-Simon, who called for a priesthood of engineers and scientists to administrate humanity. Both Technocracy and Transhumanism have deep roots in Scientism, so it isn’t surprising to see modern adherents trying to create a godhead out of Artificial Intelligence.
Technocrats view Christianity as ignorant, mythical, superstitious, illogical and even harmful, especially to Technocracy. It is not surprising that in China, Chairman Xi seeks to displace Jesus as the main figure of worship.
Over the millennia, mankind has worshipped the sun, molten and carved idols, other men, animals and rocks; now, AI enters as the latest contender for man’s worshipful attention, and it’s growing in stature.
In the past, men have worshiped rocks, wooden and carved images, the sun, the moon, animals and every conceivable thing, so why not worship an AI bot? Wired Magazine wrote “God is a bot, and Anthony Levandowski is his messenger.” To Christians, this is reminiscent of Revelation 13:15.
Scientism underlies both Technocracy and Transhumanism; the latter is to humanity as the former is to society. Without scientism, neither could be explained or justified. Scientism was first clearly defined by the French philosopher, Henri De Saint-Simon.
Scientism is a religion that is at the base of both Technocracy and Transhumanism. It elevates science and the Scientific Method to a level of godhood where the scientists and engineers are the priesthood.
The United Nations, chief promotor of globalization around the world, has demonstrated a religious flair in recent years, and has been able to co-opt many main-line religions into the “green” camp. However, there are more orthodox Bible scholars who are taking exception to it all.
This article from a prominent Catholic journal makes this provocative statement : “Despite its medieval ideology, IS is a product of western technocracy; it is run by engineers and jurists.”
In the hearts of all humans, bar none, is the possibility of evil, thus sin, said GK Chesterton, is as obvious as potatoes. This being…
There are three interlocking elements that are key to any society: Politics, economics and religion. The three are interdependent and cannot be “unhinged” into separate components. Every facet of human interaction is wrapped up in these three elements, meaning that there are no more than three elements.