Scientism is the opinion that science and the scientific method are the best or only way to render truth about the world and reality.[1][2]

While the term was defined originally to mean “methods and attitudes typical of or attributed to natural scientists”, some scholars (and subsequently many others) also adopted it as a pejorative term with the meaning “an exaggerated trust in the efficacy of the methods of natural science applied to all areas of investigation (as in philosophy, the social sciences, and the humanities)”.[3]