The hegemony of science and scientific thought, in the developed world over the last century, is an indicator of the winner of the most recent battle for dominance among systems of inquiry. A belief in the scientific method, as the only and superior valid method of inquiry for describing, explaining, and interceding in the world, is a hallmark of our technological age. Science, as an activity of disciplined inquiry, has often been called the new religion of the contemporary age.
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