Unbiased Seekers of Truth?

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Did you imagine that science was
a disinterested pursuit of the truth?
Well, you were wrong.

― Dr. David Berlinski,
The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions

Science’s inadequate view of reality

David BerlinskiIf moral statements are about something, then the universe is not quite as science suggests it is, since physical theories, having said nothing about God, say nothing about right or wrong, good or bad. To admit this would force philosophers to confront the possibility that the physical sciences offer a grossly inadequate view of reality. And since philosophers very much wish to think of themselves as scientists, this would offer them an unattractive choice between changing their allegiances or accepting their irrelevance.

― David Berlinski,
The Devil’s Delusion:
Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions

It was not the Vatican

David Berlinski 2Just who has imposed on the suffering human race poison gas, barbed wire, high explosives, experiments in eugenics, the formula for zyklon b, heavy artillery, pseudo-scientific justifications for mass murder, cluster bombs, attack submarines, napalm, intercontinental missiles, military space platforms and nuclear weapons? If memory serves it was not the Vatican.

― David Berlinski
The Devil’s Delusion:
Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions