Should we not fear the interference of morality in the scientific domain?
Scientific activity is typically human behavior; by that very fact, like all human behavior, it is subject to moral norms. Just like every other man, the savant is a morally responsible being. We must denounce the myth of the autonomy of science pushed all the way to scientific amorality. If we don't, we will reach a point at which either the savant will draw an argument from his knowledge and savoir-faire in order to impose himself on others, or he may well place himself in the pay of political leaders who will make good use of them. The government of men cannot revert to a medical technocracy.
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