Science: The hypocrisy of the “no responsibility” doctrine(s)

Scientists have often been related to bad things. Atomic bombs, lethal chemical weapons, ruthless experiments on humans at concentration camps, human experiments for new drugs at prisoners and homeless people, gennetic racism et cetera. However all these cases are refuted by science-lovers as being an argument against science per se. They claim that “science” is not responsible for what scientists do. They also claim that even scientists are not responsible on their turn for what they do (!), since they do not have anything to do with how their discoveries will be used. However when the same people attack religion they easily claim that “religion” is responsible for what bishops do. And the same people easily claim that bishops are responsible for anything they do, unlike the “responsibility free” scientists… Too easy to judge when you are not judged!

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

One thought on “Science: The hypocrisy of the “no responsibility” doctrine(s)”

  1. I agree – while scientists complain that we are polluting the environment, remember that gasoline, combustion engines, plastics, and styrofoam were all created by scientists yet they refuse to accept the blame.

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