Scientism, Hypothetical History, and Homeschooling

Have you ever heard of scientism? Scientism is when science becomes a religion for some, and when certain topics become taboo to question. It’s when scientists declare “the science is settled” when in fact, true science is NEVER settled.

It’s when social media platforms shut down certain subjects in an effort to suppress debate.

It’s when scientific theories that have never been proven are pushed by authorities and mainstream science as being 100% true.

Unfortunately, most of the science being taught to children today falls under this category. Even homeschoolers aren’t always safe.

The same holds true for what I call hypothetical history. There’s much about history, especially ancient history, that we really don’t have concrete answers to, yet we are consistently having only one point-of-view impressed upon us – that which is most convenient to the status quo.

As homeschool parents, it is up to us to teach our children the critical thinking skills that are sorely lacking in the world today. It’s up to us to teach our children to seek out and weigh ALL evidence, not just that which is handed to us.

In today’s world, this has become more important than ever.

Are you up to the task?

Author: Shelly Sangrey

I'm Shelly, a Christ-following, homeschooling Mom of eleven children ( okay, not ALL children. My oldest is 23.) I met my husband right after graduation, and we've been together ever since. Though my life can be hectic at times... okay, ALL the time, I wouldn't change it for anything.

4 thoughts on “Scientism, Hypothetical History, and Homeschooling”

  1. Phenomenal! I am constantly astonished how you portray so perfectly the same exact thoughts I have. I have never found a YouTuber (is that a word? Lol) other than you who keeps having the same beliefs as I do, asking the same questions, and comes to the same conclusions. Only word I have is phenomenal!

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  2. Amen to all of this! Like Nicole, I was so pleased to have someone put into words what I’ve gradually been realizing over the last few years- that so many of the things I was taught in school are not based on fact. It was only recently when I was doing a science project about planets with my son that I realized that most of the pictures we see of the planets aren’t really real!

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