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commented on July 23, 2014
Even though modern day science derived from mysticism and philosophy, it still at most tries to distance itself from these ideological principles, is this wise? I don’t think it is wise for the main reason science used on it’s own is very emotionally cold at times, it has little to do with humanity and even ethics as it will do whatever to execute and prove an experiment. The cruelty done to animals and humans is a good example of this. Psychology is a science and is about humanity however most sciences don’t take the science of psychology into consideration especially if it’s going to interfere with an experiment.
What makes things worse for modern day science is the domination by multinationals, it wants it’s pound of flesh no matter what the consequences are and of course one of these consequences is pollution.
To me, science ideological principles should never be used on their own and should definitely not be dominated by multinationals or any other controlling force controlled primarily by the controlling factors of the ego. Science to me was never supposed to be used on it’s own, it was obvious what was going to happen if it was, a free for all and total abuse by outside influences more concerned with profits than science itself.
Where has the wisdom gone within science? If modern day science was controlled, or strongly influenced by wisdom, would modern day science be as destructive? I don’t think so because wisdom would tell the scientists not to experiment on anything that was going to be destructive without taking appropriate precautions. Today we still have no full proof plan to deal with major nuclear fallouts or leakages; the recent disaster in Fukushima nuclear plant is a good example of this, the cover up of this disaster is amazing. This is bad science practices controlled by multinational forces.
Science obviously needs to be governed by other ideological principles that are not controlled by the ego to give it ethics and the wisdom to experiment and produce safe constructive science, it is obvious it can’t do this on it’s own and certainly not dominated by a an egotistical force like multinationals.
The following by Prof Tom McLeish is quite interesting only if you are open minded and have no dogmatic ideological principles you hold above all other ideological principles.
Tom McLeish, Professor of Physics and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, University of Durham
Extract: Science finds its place within an old story of participative reconciliation with a nature, of which we start ignorant and fearful, but learn to perceive and work with in wisdom. Surprisingly, science becomes a deeply religious activity. There are urgent lessons for education, the political process of decision-making on science and technology, our relationship with the global environment, and the way that both religious and secular communities alike celebrate and govern science.
Why is Science Such a Pain? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpD2X-qqL8o
Yes I know their are people on here who think they are more intelligent and who will bash such views but that will once again prove my point about dogmatism within science.