Post Modern Worldview Essay

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Modernist worldview
Modernity includes a search for absolute, unquestionable, rational certainty, based on logic and evidence alone. (Of course, many “modern philosophers” admitted such may be ultimately impossible for finite beings, but that didn’t stop them from holding it as an ideal and continuing the search.) [1]

Post-modern worldview
Postmodern is simply the rejection of certainty in the synthetic realm, even in science. Postmodern is also defined by the belief that all truth claims are infected by “belief”. That is, there is no such thing as “a view from nowhere.” Even what counts as “logic” and “evidence” is value-dependent, arising from within a story, a perspective. [1]

Evolutionist worldview
The Secular Worldview is a comprehensive view of the world from a naturalistic, materialistic standpoint. Therefore, the Secular Humanist sees no place for the immaterial or supernatural. "There is no place in the Humanist worldview for either immortality or God in the valid meanings of those terms. Humanism contends that instead of the gods creating the cosmos, the cosmos, in the individualized form of human beings giving rein to their imagination, created the
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Many Humanists acknowledge that science can help people to deal with some of the great questions of life and overcome problems. [5]
However, Humanists acknowledge that science can get it wrong and be harmful to society. When considering whether cloning and genetic engineering are good for humanity, many Humanists therefore believe that the pros and cons of each should be thoroughly and openly debated first. Humanists argue that the more informed we are about the issues of cloning and genetic engineering, the more able we will be to make decisions regarding them that are good for society as a whole.
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