The civilianization or militarization of science?
If truth is what is verifiable, the truth of contemporary science is not so much the extent of progress achieved as the scale of technical catastrophes occasioned.
Science, after having been carried along for almost half a century in the arms race of the East-West deterrence era, has developed solely with a view to the pursuit of limit-performances, to the detriment of any effort to discover a coherant truth useful to humanity.
Modern science, having progressively becometechno-science--the product of the fatal confusion between the operational instrument and exploratory research--has slipped its philosophical moorings and lost its way, without anyone taking umbrage at this, except for a few ecological and religious leaders. . .Science, which was once a rigorous field thriving on intellectual adventure, is today bogged down in a technological adventurism that denatures it. 'Science of the excess', of extremes--a limit-science or the limit of science? (pp. 1,3).