The collection of attitudes and practices considered typical of scientists. The belief that the investigative methods of the physical sciences are applicable or justifiable in all fields of inquiry Often a derogatory term applied to those who offer uncritical application of scientific or quasi-scientific methods to inappropriate fields of study or investigation.

SCIENTISM: "The clerics were offended by scientism."
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