Dubious neutrality of science
Other Names: Myth of value-free science
Claim: Science purports to be value free and yet has established itself as the supreme value of industrial civilization. A strong scientific establishment is seen as the basis for all power: military, industrial, intellectual. Schools and universities are harnessed to science. Business and economics are becoming scientific disciplines in the quest of efficiency. Yet science cannot establish any values and, by its own definition, is not qualified to provide a scientific code of ethics.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Subject(s): Science Symbols, mythsValue redistribution
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET