Ten Propositions

Proposition 1: Science applied to humanity is pseudo science.

Examples: Phrenology, social Darwinism, eugenics, evolutionary psychology, Utilitarianism, behaviourism, logical positivism, biological determinism, genetic reductionism, scientific materialism, eliminativism, transhumanism.

Proposition 2: Socio-Political theories claiming scientific legitimacy are pseudo-scientific theories.

Examples: Secular humanism, fascism, Nazism, Marxism, Marxist-Leninism, Trotskyism, Maoism, Neo-Liberalism.

Proposition 3: Cultural theories claiming scientific legitimacy are pseudo-scientific theories.

Examples: Postmodernism, Critical Theories (Postcolonial Theory, Queer Theory, Critical Race Theory, Gender Studies, etc.)

Proposition 4: Modernity is characterised by the colonisation of the humanities and liberal arts by pseudo-scientific theories.

Proposition 5: The great works of the human imagination in philosophy, art and literature are being progressively marginalised in academia and in the wider culture, and the self-knowledge and wisdom they represent is being progressively jettisoned in favour of pseudo-scientific theories.

Proposition 6: This development is welcomed by techno-utopians who envisage a future human society run according to purely scientific and technological principles.

Proposition 7: This pseudo-scientific vision of hyper-Modernity is the epitome of a “Babyon system” of totalitarian social control of deracinated individuals.

Proposition 8: A plausible (though speculative) hypothesis is that we are experiencing a collective drift towards left hemisphere dominance of the brain, which accounts for the desire for objective systems and control and dissociation from subjective, lived experience.

Proposition 9: Psychedelics are a powerful way to disrupt this process, although they too are vulnerable to colonisation and control by both science and pseudo-science.

Proposition 10: The responsible use of psychedelics in the context of the liberal arts and religion represent our best chance of reversing the tide of dehumanisation sweeping across the human world.