THE question of the place of science in human life is not a scientific question.
It is a philosophical question. Scientism, the view that science can explain all
human conditions and expressions, mental as well as physical, is a superstition,
one of the dominant superstitions of our day; and it is not an insult to science
to say so.
–Leon Wieseltier, The New York Times, 19 February 2006