May 20, 2013
the late environmentalist, author, & philosopher
Maybe Science is neutral but scientists are human beings and as such are as ideologically influenced as non-scientists. So eventually the question “Is Science Neutral” is non-valid because science does not work in an antiseptic vacuum. It is an activity controlled and operated by humans who are ideological beings. Why have scientists constructed bombs instead of peace promoting devices? Why were so many scientists and medical doctors in Nazi Germany scientifically convinced that some people belonged to an the Aryan race, others to inferior races or were members of no human race at all.
If science worked in a vacuum, then it might be considered neutral. As it stands, Science and the technology it produces are simply human endeavors subject to greatness, foolishness, intelligence or stupidity. Certainly not neutrality.
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