Is Science becoming a religion?

Updated on May 20, 2016 in Religion
2 on October 19, 2015

Are scientists the modern day equivalent of the priests and shamans of yesteryear?

– It could be argued that scientists have a practical faith that progress will lead to desirable outcomes?
– Scientists profess to have exclusive knowledge practically inaccessible to the general populous who simply take their word for whatever they claim?
– Does science profess an unfounded, dogmatic reliance on rationale/logic as the best mode of inquiry for discovering truth?

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0 on May 10, 2016

Science has a fundamental faith in the empirical, and when people blindly accept scientific knowledge as truth this form of “science” becomes a type of religion, but blindly accepting scientific knowledge as truth is actually contrary to a core concept of science which requires that all scientific knowledge is theoretical/hypothetical and subject to future revision/elaboration/qualification if anomalies/shortcomings are found in the current best scientific theory/knowledge and especially if new or revised theories can better explain what is observed. 

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0 on May 20, 2016

I don’t have an argument against this. My answer is YES and it’s very concerning!

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