Organized Scientism

The American Association for the Advancement of Science


The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the largest scientific society in the United States. It was founded in 1848 as a professional organization of scientists and engineers. After World War II, it expanded its purview to encompass "the advancement of science and the relations between science and society." In the 1960s, it expanded yet wider to include "activism . . . on social issues such as racial justice, the environment, and the war in Vietnam." And in 1995, it extended its reach further still with a program of Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER), established "to facilitate communication between...


 is Deputy Editor of Salvo and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #35, Winter 2015 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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