Science is the devil...
...not really, but there's a big problem with scientists making dogmatic statements while pretending to make objective, "scientific" statements.
For example, in an article I recently read on child psychology (http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/bloom07/bloom07_index.html), the authors state that, and I paraphrase, 'dualism is mistaken, but children intuitively believe in it. So how do we get people to be more receptive to science?'
Dualism is the philosophical term used to describe, among other things, the idea that your soul and/or mind are different from your body. So by saying dualism is mistaken, they're clearly stating you do not have a soul.
However, there is a very live debate on this issue - even among professional philosophers and scientists.
I don't mind that these psychologists take a side on this debate, but I do feel that as scholars and honest people, they should point out when they've made a major assumption on one of the most significant issues in philosophy and science. A simple footnote would suffice.
If they don't want to admit that, then they should admit that what they are writing is agenda-driven propoganda, not truth-driven scholarship.