Scientists should have “stayed in their lane,” giving policymakers the information that science can provide about a potential pandemic, and left the political calculations alone.
Our political policy makers (the President, Congress and the Senate, governors, etc.) should make their calculus transparent.
Peter Atkins is right that science can answer the biggest question we can ask. His problem is that he doesn’t like the answer science provides.
Natural theology is the science of God’s existence, and it’s a massive trove of evidence and reason of the first order.
Wallace’s greatest “heresy” was to become, after his co-discovery of natural selection, “godfather” of the modern theory of intelligent design.