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Monday, November 06, 2006

Moral Relativism in the Social Sciences

The concept of the social sciences arose out of the French Revolutionary philosophers’ aim to destroy the Judeo-Christian foundations of Western Civilization and impose their abstract concepts of social perfection.  The social sciences thus are founded in atheistic materialism, evidenced most forcefully in Karl Marx’s mid-19th century assertion that human nature can be restructured by altering the regulatory and environmental conditions in which people make their livings.