Friday, 27 February 2009

Science, Values, Ideology

Some would say that science is its own ideology, that some have faith in science while others don't. But most scientists equate their profession with little more than gathering and interpreting evidence. Politics is completely different. It is seamed through with values and ideology and the grasping of power. So the social and political sciences are curious beasts.

I suggest that the separation of unbiased scientific empirical evidence from politics could be a significant improvement to democracy.

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