What is Scientism? What is Science?

Broad fields of human activity such as art and science are difficult to pin down with a dictionary definition. The same is true of many isms, whether we are discussing capitalism, socialism or scientism. So if we're going to argue that scientism is not science, we have to start by explaining what each one entails.... Continue Reading →

In Chemistry, Volumes Are Not Always Additive

In chemistry, volumes are not always additive. Can you think of an example for each of the following four situations?(1) 19 cm3 of a compound is added to 89 cm3 of an identical compound, and the level of the liquid only rises to about 96 cm3.(2) An appreciable amount of solid is dissolved in 100.0 ml of... Continue Reading →

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