Was reading an article where this was quoted... and found it so very apt!
In the days when an idea could be silenced by showing that it was contrary to religion, theology was the greatest single source of fallacies. Today, when any human thought can be discredited by branding it as unscientific, the power previously exercised by theology has passed over to science; hence science has become in its turn the greatest single source of error.
So true. The science can often become another excuse to crush alternative explorations, replacing old ways to do that.
And here is another...
Science has won precision at the cost of remaining on a plane of secondary problems, leaving intact the decisive and ultimate questions.
Yeah! I agree. My experiences and contemplation also brings me to the same conclusion. Our inquiries often take the least resistant path. We invest meaning in what can be measured, because we are not able to measure that which is inherently meaningful.