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scientism

(sī′ən-tĭz′əm)
n.
1. The collection of attitudes and practices considered typical of scientists.
2. The belief that the investigative methods of the physical sciences are applicable or justifiable in all fields of inquiry.

sci′en·tis′tic adj.

scientism

(1) The belief that the methods used in the investigation of phenomena in the physical universe can be applied to all areas of research, including the cognitive sciences.  
(2) The use of scientific methods and principles for inappropriate topics.
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The second front opened up by the creationists in their war with elite science is a direct attack on the very foundations of the scientific world view, which is that science is the sole source of authoritative knowledge about the physical world.
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are "not only a celebration of Newton, but a celebration of [his] whole scientific world view and method that has led to such enormous insights" long after his death.
the wedge issue being used by fundamentalists to challenge the scientific world view is a pseudo debate over creationism and Charles Darwin's theory of the descent of man.
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