Evil is not Scientific
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Keith Halderman - 9/11/2004
When you say science makes value judgements all the time I think you are confusing science with the politics that produces junk science.
Shirley Knott - 9/10/2004
But science makes value judgements all the time. And often valid ones at that. E.g., science routinely selects the better option amongst alternatives, yet better is clearly a value judgement.
One cannot do science without making value judgements.
One cannot *act* without making a value judgement.
Science can even speak to value and value judgements.
Further, the pseudo-problem behind much of this "Science cannot speak to value" nonsense is the assertion that one cannot derive 'ought' from 'is'. This was refuted a century ago. [see Husserl, Logical Investigations, vol. 1, Prolegomena]
Sheldon Richman - 9/10/2004
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