Unlike the use of the scientific method as only one mode of reaching
knowledge, scientism claims that science alone can render truth about the world
and reality. Scientism's single-minded adherence to only the empirical, or
testable, makes it a strictly scientifc worldview, in much the same way that a
Protestant fundamentalism that rejects science can be seen as a strictly
religious worldview. Scientism sees it necessary to do away with most, if not
all, metaphysical, philosophical, and religious claims, as the truths they
proclaim cannot be apprehended by the scientific method. In essence, scientism
sees science as the absolute and only justifiable access to the truth.
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