A Scientific Justification

History is disturbing if
You read it trying to understand
And not to glorify or judge

Scientific rationales are
Everywhere among the acts
Most heinous and nefarious

Because our knowledge is, at best,
Both tenuous and, often wrong —
Yet those worship science will not see

Because technology, they think,
Makes them the wisest of who’ve lived,
As though mere power ever makes us wise

Eugenics was “scientific” once:
It’s legacy of torture and of corpses
Has taught us nothing about right or wrong

Or how little “science” has to do

With either

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One thought to “A Scientific Justification”

  1. Very relevant to the age that we are living in. The highest standards that we set are often flawed, but it is so common for people to just go along with what they are told.

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