"Perhaps we might first note that scientism maintains that contemplative knowledge of the Absolute is impossible - the only knowledge admissible is fleshy knowledge, which is by all accounts relative knowledge. Now if the positivist simply said , "We will limit ourselves to the study of relative knowledge," then that would be quite acceptable. But he goes beyond that and says, "Only relative knowledge is valid." And that is an absolute statement: it says, "It is absolutely true that there is no absolute truth." As Schuon puts it: "Relativism sets out to reduce every element of absoluteness to a relativity, while making a quite illogical exception in favour of this reduction itself."

- Ken Wilber Eye to Eye

Section of "Belvedere" M.C.ESCHER