The Ambiguity of Science

If there are moral facts, the ethical ambiguity of science must be among the most important of them. It may be true that humans cannot flourish under tyranny, at least of a severe kind; but if the realistic alternative to such tyranny is anarchy, which also thwarts any prospect of human flourishing, there is a dilemma that no scientific advance can resolve.

John Gray
“Review: Mr. Brooks’ Miracle Elixir”
The National Interest

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