This-essay is a8403061.htm which is available at the web-site www.essayz.com. See more notes at the bottom. Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay By-Months By-Years By-Words Webs of Like-&-Un-Like ESSAYS <==> Like-&-UN-Like This-One ========================================================== %SCIENTISTS' TRAGIC IDEALS 840306 Scientists teach total respect for behavior which is objective, rational, and oriented to achieving chosen goals expressible in formal language according to systematic procedures. Other types of behavior are regarded as unworthy of respect, and sometimes as scandalous or taboo. Ideals other than their own are not integrated into the collective consciousness of the scientific community; Instead, ideals and behavior expressive of such non-scientific ideals tend to be segregated and viewed objectively from afar---as an object for scientific study and dispassionate understanding, manipulation. Formal reports of the achievement of such studies and control through formal understanding bring formal encouragement for more of the same in a self-referential feed-back-loop which is not objective, not rational and not planned to achieved the natural alienative consequence of the operation of the feed-back-loop. It is tragic and ironic that scientists compulsive and thoughtless commitment to their professional ideals leads to the creation of a feed-back-loop which violates the very ideals which created the feed-back-loop. Both the feed-back-loop itself and its natural consequences violate the spirit of the commitments which bring it into being. Yet that set of commitments which brought the feed-back-loop into existence can make it impossible for the scientists to perceive the natural consequences of their commitments. This is the essence of Greek Dramatic Tragedy which the scientists seek to transcend. They tend to believe that the Greeks experienced tragedy for lack of adequate scientific insights and scientific technologies. They are tragically blind to the tragedies which they create through their professional commitments to alienative ideals. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in www.essayz.com Search for Integrity and Honesty (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================Lines beginning with a percent sign are KEYWORDS for use in ESSAY-System Searches. Their terminal digits are dates of writing in the format @yymmdd#, where @ = a means 99, @ = b means 20, and # = is a within-date essay-count. Links to date-adjacent essays are near page top & bottom.
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