When science is considered the only route to knowledge, scientific experts are given the right to rule, and science becomes totalitarian.
Udo Schuklenk is furious at the public backlash against the forced removal of life support from Alfie Evans in the U.K.
The archvillain’s motivations are crystal clear, and very familiar if you know about the views on human population associated with Paul Ehrlich or, even more so, Eric Pianka.
This was about raw power. If Alfie had escaped the diktat, there would soon be others demanding their freedom too.
We are witnessing a steady and growing imposition of technocracy in medicine, where “experts” define the parameters of care.