Should church and state always be separate? Why or why not? What should the nature of their relationship be?
I mean, science should not be allowed to make policy any more than religion should be. Sure, fund science, but don't let science dictate policy. Science is a belief system and, as such, institutionalized science bears much in common with institutionalized religion. The main difference being that funding science won't get to their heads as much as funding gets to the heads of religions. But science has proven itself over the decades to be as capable of dogmatism and injustice as religion; scientists like Timothy Leary have been arrested, driven from the country, and worse all because they are heretical. Look up the story of Wilhelm Reich sometime, too.
tl;dr Look up Wilhelm Reich's and Timothy Leary's stories for why science and state should be kept at a distance.
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