Scientism



noun
1.
the style, assumptions, techniques, practices, etc., typifying or regarded as typifying scientists.
2.
the belief that the assumptions, methods of research, etc., of the physical and biological sciences are equally appropriate and essential to all other disciplines, including the humanities and the social sciences.
3.
scientific or pseudoscientific language.
noun
1.
the application of, or belief in, the scientific method
2.
the uncritical application of scientific or quasi-scientific methods to inappropriate fields of study or investigation

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