I strongly recommend Claes Ryn's "Notes On the Cultural Revolution." Readers of my blog (thank you) know of my concerns to understand scientism and its elimination of values. Ryn accurately analyzes this, calling it no less than a cultural revolution. "The reorientation of the human mind that results from this process is so drastic, and carries such far-reaching implications, that one may speak of the march of a new culture."
1. I think Ryn is correct.
2. In spite of scientism's shortcomings and their implications for scientistic people. (See, as but one example, The Waning of Materialism, eds. Robert Koons and George Bealer)