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The Tyranny of Freedom
January 2, 2009, 12:52 am
Filed under: Culture, Philosophy, Politics, Science

“Your scientists were so obsessed with whether or not they could, they never stopped to ask whether nor not they should.”

Jeff Goldbloom’s character from Jurrasic Park.  

Question: Is it anti-science to ask what limits should placed upon the practices and projects of scientists?  

Another question: What if the corporate world and the world of science are the same world?  What then?

One more question: What if the new cutting edge of freedom is the freedom to happily submit to constraint?  

There is a kind of freedom that amounts to a rusty cage in dark corner.  The mature realize they need to be free from this kind of freedom.


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