In case you didn’t believe that some insane individuals truly think they have discovered meaning through science:
The reason science really matters runs deeper still. Science is a way of life. Science is a perspective. Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding in a manner that’s precise, predictive and reliable — a transformation, for those lucky enough to experience it, that is empowering and emotional. To be able to think through and grasp explanations — for everything from why the sky is blue to how life formed on earth — not because they are declared dogma but rather because they reveal patterns confirmed by experiment and observation, is one of the most precious of human experiences.
Scientists and science worshippers of this sort inevitably end up as would-be dictators. They simply don’t understand that no matter how elegant a tool is, it cannot tell you the purpose for which it should be used. It’s bad enough that so many people so easily confuse legality with morality, but those who confuse HOW with WHY are an order of magnitude less sane. This is why the stereotype of the mad scientist exists and will continue to be with us so long as Man tolerates science.
Science creates no meaning. It can only destroy it, to the extent that it touches upon it at all. Those who see meaning where its very possibility is logically impossible are, quite literally, delusional.