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Belief, Methodology, Religion, Science.


Scientific discoveries, laws and principles have imparted on the world positively and negatively, especially in the ideas and ways of life of humans. The established laws and principles of science applicable in human activities, present the activities of science as a belief system; a belief in its methodology. In fact, in carrying out scientific investigations, the scientific method is the factor that infers its universality, objectivity and acceptance. As a result, this paper is poised to interrogate the features that make science a belief in methodology, and which invariably make science a religion of the intellectuals.

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