scientism

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scientism (countable and uncountable, plural scientisms)

  1. The often dogmatic belief that science is the only source of knowledge.
  2. The belief that the assumptions, methods of research, etc. of the physical and biological sciences are equally appropriate and essential in all other disciplines including the humanities and the social sciences.

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