Science destroys morality

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Proponents of religion, especially religious fundamentalists, often claim that science destroys morality and cheapens human life.

This is completely wrong and arguably backwards, in that religion is much more often responsible for tremendous lapses in morality, whereas science goes to extreme lengths to overcome personal bias in seeking the truth and is thus much less amenable (than religion or even everyday, non-structured moral philosophy) to corrupting influences (e.g. powermongery).

This argument frequently arises in conflicts between religion and science, in the ongoing political war on science, and in anti-science writings in general.



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