Dogmatism enemy of scientific, political and religious truth

“The Universe is vast. Nothing is more curious than the self-satisfied dogmatism with which mankind at each period of its history cherishes the delusion of the finality of existing modes of knowledge. Skeptics and believers are alike. At this moment scientists and skeptics are the leading dogmatists. Advance in detail is admitted; fundamental novelty is barred. This dogmatic common sense is the death of philosophic adventure.”

Alfred North Whitehead

Suggested Reading by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times:

Kripkean Dogmatism: The Best Metaphor to Understand Religious and Political Debates

Ted Talk: How Can We See Past Our Own Biases?

The Holy Quran about dogmatism and black and white thinking

Science in the Service of the Scriptures

How science polishes our understanding of the Quran

Truth Cannot Contradict Truth: Understanding the Holy Quran

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