Science or Scientism?

Ok so we've all had that moment when you hear about some miraculous event and you think "that's not scientifically possible". You know, those stories where somebody was dead for 2 days and comes back to life, or some kid predicting the time and place of a deadly catastrophe, or people who claim to be able to diagnose a medical ailments by looking at them.

In the Western world science has become the marker of what is a reasonable and acceptable. If you don't want to be looked at with cock-eyed suspicion or pity you don't walk around telling people that you can see their aura. Yes, folks Newton's tried and true laws of physics still rule our collective consciousness and with good reason, they work and make sense to us...more about Newton later. But what happens when a belief in science becomes fanatical and oppressive?

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