Scientism is a philosophy of science.
It takes many forms, but is essence is the belief that all questions can be answered by the use of "scientific method."
Science fantasies are based on misdirected religious impulses: hunger for God, for resurrection, for immortality, for bliss, for intimacy without reservations, for healing all of life's hurts, for understanding all things.
sola ratione -- "by reason alone"
- Michelle Arnold, "The Saint Who Beat Scrupulosity"
- Luther’s scruples caused untold, lasting damage to the Church. If we add in the damage caused by the rationalist philosophies of the eighteenth-century—“reason alone” being a direct reaction to Luther and the Reformers’ assertion of “faith alone”—then his scruples could be said to have profoundly damaged Western civilization and the world as a whole.