Organized Scientism

The American Association for the Advancement of Science

Background

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...

 

has a BS in Computer Science and worked as a software engineer with IBM until she hopped off the career track to be a full-time mom. She lives in Indianapolis, IN, and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #35, Winter 2015 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo35/organized-scientism

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