Does anybody here really think science is or has ever been isolated from politics and philosophy? Right now there's a very definite political/philosophical bias against human cloning. Is that a bad thing? Is that a good thing? Either way, it influences science. How about the question of differences in mean aptitudes among racial groups? Does anybody really believe that philosophy doesn't influence science in that area? Do you really believe that, in today's society, someone who postulates that there is an innate difference in mean aptitude between what we call "racial groups" based on genetics is going to get a "fair" hearing in the realm of "science?" How about environmental issues? Do you honestly believe someone who expresses a view contrary to the "environmentalist" point of view receives a "fair" hearing?