• 88. The "penefit of humanity" explanation doesn't work to the an some scientific work has no conceivable oF relation to the
the human race-most of archaeology or comparative lin example. Some jlities. other Yet areas scientists of in science these present areas are lan just as enthusia possibilities. their work Yet as scientists cfejust those who develop vaccines or as enthusincr study es
Nero, develop vaccines or study
Consider the case of Dr. Edward Teller, who had power Palon plant.
emotional jnvolvement jnvolvement stem from in promoting desire to nuclear benefit power humanity? If so, ous this jnvolvement stem from desire to benefit humanity? If so, this
Dr. Teller get emotional about other wassuch a humanitarian then why did he help to achievements. de clop then bomb? As with many other scientific achievements, power plomts it is
'open to question whether nuclear power plants actually ourweigh the do
Tumanity, Does the cheap electricity outweigh the and the isk of accidents? Dr. Teller saw only with one side nuclear of ion. Clearly his emotional involvement with nuclear
'arose not from a desire to "benefit humanity" but from a personal fulfillment he got from his work and from seeing it put to practical
fare of tes fo,
89. The same is true of scientists generally. With possible rare exceptions, their motive is neither curiosity the nor power a desire process to benefit to have humanity (a but the scientific need to problem go to through solve), to the power make an process: effort to have (research) and goal (a scientific to attain the problem goal to (solution solve), of the to make problem.) an effort Science (research) is and
to attain the goal (solution of the problem.) Science the is surrogile fulfillment they activity because scientists work mainly for the fulfillment they out of the work itself.
a role
90, Of course, it's not that simple. Other motives do play tists
many scientists. Money and status for example. Some scien
of the type who have an insatiable of drive for status (see and this may provide much of the ke motivation the for mayonty their of the
No doubt the majority of scientists, like the majority of the ond are more of less susceptible to advertising and
techniques and need money to satisfy PURE their craving for
Kevices. Thus science is not PURE surrogate activity
in large part a surrogate activity
echnology constitute a power mass movement,
91. Also, science and t need for power through
scientists gratify their
Yon with this mass movement (see paragraph 83).
and entifi
92. Thus science marches on blindly, without other regard standard, to the obedient real only to welfare of the human race or to any other standard, obedient only to the psychological needs of the scientists and of the government officials and corporation executives who provide the funds for
93. Weare going to argue that industrial-technological society cannot be reformed in such a way as to prevent it But, from progressively because "freedom" is narrowing the sphere of human freedom. But, because "freedom" is word that can be interpreted in many ways, must first make clear
What kind of freedom we are concerned with.
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