Scientism: A Totalitarian Ideology That…
1. Views science as a moral authority and appeals to science as the moral authority for social and economic policy.
2. Commits the appeal to authority logical fallacy, as in: “It’s right because science says so.”
3. Willfully misrepresents what science is — a methodology for testing a hypothesis -- and instead, elevates it to a deified role of pronouncing dogma and prescribing policy.
4. Uses appeals to science as a means to control people and silence dissent as in: “He’s wrong because he’s anti-science.”