If we are serious about Science


 “If we’re serious about science, we can’t be led by emotion.” – says Bengt Holst … of the Copenhagen Zoo.

This is a common, but, I believe, mistaken view given by scientists. They fail to understand the difference between ’emotion’ and morality – or common decency. I am a scientist. I do not subscribe the the view that science absolves us from behaving humanely. How interesting that Copenhagen was the scene of a similar ethical dilemma when Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg realised that their scientific knowledge could give their leaders – in the Atom Bomb – the power to wipe out hundreds of thousads of lives. Being a human being is more important, in my view, than being a scientist.


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