This is a good nomenclature, @sankrant : authority-based science vs evidence-based science.

Post Descartes' triggered separation of "mind" (Church) and "body" (sciences incl. medicine), Western philosophers and scientists erected the same structures that they were fighting.
This is because, in the hindsight, the fight was not for decentralization and democratic access to information and knowledge... it was mostly for control and power.
Enrique Dussel points out that "the arrogant and idolatric God-like pretension of Cartesian philosophy is coming from the perspective of someone who thinks of himself as the center of the world because he has already conquered the world."…
"Once European men conquered the world, God became disposable asa foundation of knowledge. After having conquered the world, European men achieved God-like qualities that gave them the epistemic privilege." (Note the deliberate use of "he", "himself" and "men" by Dussel.)
de Sousa Santos and Grosfoguel point out that science itself became akin to a new religion. And scientists (with authority) became the new priests. And, interestingly, the universities have become the new conversion centers.…
Swami Vivekananda said in 1896: "But I must ask you to bear in mind that, as there is religious superstition, so also there is a superstition in the matter of science. …"
Swami Vivekananda (contd): "In place of ancient superstitions, they have erected modern superstitions; in place of the old Popes of religion, they have installed modern Popes of science!" (“The Cosmos: The Microcosm” lecture, New York)

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