The Culture of Science and the Rhetoric of Scientism: From Francis Bacon to the Darwin Fish

  title={The Culture of Science and the Rhetoric of Scientism: From Francis Bacon to the Darwin Fish},
  author={Thomas M. Lessl},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Speech},
  pages={123 - 149}
The culture of modern science continues to establish its public identity by appealing to values and historical conceptions that reflect its appropriation of various religious ideals during its formative period, most especially in the rhetoric of Francis Bacon. These elements have persisted because they continue to achieve similar goals, but the scientific culture's growing need for autonomy has required their secularization. The Darwin fish emblem manifests this secular reshaping. This essay… 
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