Discussion in 'Serious Discussion' started by emk810, May 22, 2017.
Don't blame the game, blame the players in the game !
Bye bye good science bye
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...
Is "expertise" the problem? How do we define an expert?
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.