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.”