Scientism is a philosophy whose adherents believe that all truth about the material world comes through scientific research and discovery —.and only through science. Adherents of Scientism believe religion has no part in determining the truth. Many adherents are atheists or agnostics. If there is a conflict between scientific theory and Scripture, they believe Scripture is de facto wrong. In a sense, their intellect has become self-imprisoned within a box labeled: Big Bang and By-Products Only: God not Allowed. This self-imposed imprisonment does not allow them to even consider God’s intervention into physical creation or His supremacy over it. The outcome of such a philosophy is exemplified by studies and conclusions concerning the so-called Mitochondrial Eve.
. Stacy A. Trasancos, Particles of Faith: A Catholic Guide to Navigating Science (Kindle Locations 588-589). Ave Maria Press. Kindle Edition.