Replying to LO28439 --
Reply to Jan,
I've just read a fairly old book about science and social relations.
There was a chapter in it about the development of science in Germany
under the twentieth century Prussian fuedal social system. It was pointed
out that under this authoritarian regime scientific development was
enhanced and new ideas adopted into industry quickly, however new
discoveries actually decreased significantly. The book also (in 1905)
pointed to the opportunity in Germany for a despotic politician to rise
and bring the system to ruin.
I suggest there is significant risk in the association between science and
authoritarianism, this has already been proven once. Bring on
Best Regards, Alan
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