science religion

Sometimes I get the impression that science is slowly becoming a religion with strick rules and doctrines on how things should be. It's strange to hear scientists mocking other scientists because they are studying things outside the currently accepted norms or are making discoveries that would completely change the way we currently understand various things in life. Or maybe it's always been that way? Change make most people uncomfortable and therefore always seem to bring a lot of resistance. The biggest discoveries of our time seem to always have encounter a lot of resistance. Perhaps as a scientist, it's a good way to know that you're on to something. I wonder if the next big step in science will include the study of consciousness.