Science has always been amoral. If scientists insist on continuing to their work in this direction, I have the feeling that in a few decades they’ll make science less popular than the global jihad. Science as the rational basis for human society has seldom looked like more of an utter non-starter:
Plans to allow British scientists to create human-animal embryos are expected to be approved tomorrow by the government’s fertility regulator. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority published its long-awaited public consultation on the controversial research yesterday, revealing that a majority of people were “at ease” with scientists creating the hybrid embryos.
It’s entirely possible that the New Atheists are correct and mankind is heading for a paroxysm of anti-scientific fervor. What they don’t understand is that it will have little to do with religion and is more likely to involve a perfectly reasonable reaction to a scientific disaster.