The Weaponization of "Science"

Discussion in 'Serious Discussion' started by emk810, May 22, 2017.

  1. emk810

    emk810 MDL Member

    May 12, 2016

  2. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

    Feb 13, 2011
    Don't blame the game, blame the players in the game !
  3. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

    Jul 14, 2013
    Bye bye good science bye :bye2:
  4. gorski

    gorski MDL Guru

    Oct 21, 2009
    Science as such is a problem, given the amount of power to change life itself nowadays... It simply MUST be handled with extreme caution!!!

    Hence the "ethical commissions" etc. to police the sphere and legislative framework to take the ([especially politically] power-driver) sociopathy out the equation.

    There are many sides to Science and all carry their own problems. Uncritical attitude to Science, especially given the military-industrial complex and corporate interests riding roughshod over it, not to mention sometimes extreme arrogance of Scientists - is a very real worry, which is increased, day-by-day!

    Scientific blunders are not easy to count by any standard, from medicine to plastics, from storage (CFCs) to energy (not only nuclear but everyday ones like micro pollutants, esp. from diesel) and onwards. God forbid I get into military misuse of Science, even on their own population (starting from US, UK and onwards...)...

    Pour into the bowl the interests of corporate and state kind (employment, lobbying etc.) - given the variety of ways of buying influence and "writing laws" for all but from a partial interest viewpoint - one would be an utter fool to defend all that uncritically...
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  5. misight

    misight MDL Novice

    Jan 9, 2018
    Is "expertise" the problem? How do we define an expert?
  6. Dolnor

    Dolnor MDL Novice

    Mar 14, 2018
    Yeah, that's why I can't release the solution to create anti-gravity. The governments would just take my discovery and turn it into a weapon. Imagine energy beams that cause any mass to either have little/no gravitational pull...and float away. Conversely, that same mass suddenly has 100x the normal gravitational pull...and it is squished. Imagine just passing that energy across troops and equipment...turning them into goo instantly. Too much power for humanity. -*(

    Some of the first things that were 3d printed by hobbyists....knives/weapons. It is just how our "hunter/warrior" mind thinks and we can't help ourselves.