We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Science cannot answer any "ethical" questions whatsoever.
Science is perforce not concerned with meaning. It cannot be--the meaning of things is completely outside its ontology.
It has an extremely limited metaphysics: it is concerned with matter such as the temperature at which water boils, not the meaning of this boiling point.
Actually, to say that science has a "limited metaphysics" misleads for science taken as a philosophy is quite meager philosophy indeed.
The pretenses of scientists notwithstanding, science is really an intellectual technique to inquire about the physical world, and is successful mostly with only the most primitive aspects of it. It is not really philosophy at all, or if it is, it is of the limited sort we once called "natural philosophy", and is successful mostly with the most primitive aspects of it. When applied to to human world "science" quickly degenerates into Scientism.
This curious misunderstanding of what science is, what is does and does not do, and the elevation of this misunderstanding to a sort of pseudo-religion are to of the strangest monstrosities of our time. It shows just how weak and juvenile our intellectual has become. It is a sign of deep decadence.
oh dear--dear, dear, dear ol Sweden. Gave up all it's manufacturing advantages for the sake of 3 rd world countries and now needs to find a source for incoming funds. I know--how about bio/medical research monies? Yeah--that's good. Now--let's see where is there a strong support system and little research being done--oh WOW--the gay community. They control billions and want so much to have varification that their learned sexual preferences are really legitimate . . . Upsala University was the first to do research on sex preferences/genetics. If one read this link and then clicks on the other article one will read that dear old Upsala university is doing research to prove (down the road) there is a reason for sexual prferences (deviations). They made a big pot of money doing this about 10 years ago and now "in collaboration" they are taking the study farther--(more incoming funds).
I am developing a keen dislike for the Swedes--their arrogant refusal to consider themselves wrong about anything is nauseating!