Who’s Kidding Who?
On one hand—pseudo-religion with its un-provable dogma.
On the other—pseudo-science, the idea that science is the only way to obtain valid knowledge, coupled with the claim that scientific knowledge = the whole of reality.
Religious dogma can’t be subjected to objective testing. ¹
Science can hardly comment on subjects like life’s meaning and purpose. While we’re at it, how does science measure feelings, dreams, visions? Assuming one could isolate a dream in a test tube, is the entire significance of a dream limited to what can be learned there? Dreams have always had great psychological / spiritual significance.
When certain scientists get too big for their britches, they can be put in their places by requiring them to show scientific proof that science is the only way to obtain valid knowledge on all subjects. ²
There is not now, and won’t ever be, any such proof.
¹ Attempting to prove the validity of dogma with references to holy writ doesn’t constitute proof as science (or law, for that matter), understand proof. Such “proofs”, in my view, are really exercises in faith, which has a legitimacy all its own.
² Fundamentalist Christian children and their parents…please note!