Science and ethics

  title={Science and ethics},
  author={Maurizio Iaccarino},
  journal={EMBO reports},
  • M. Iaccarino
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology, Medicine, Biology
  • EMBO reports
Less than 500 years ago, science was a dangerous business. In 1600, the Italian monk Giordano Bruno was sentenced to death and burned at the stake because he believed in free thinking in philosophy and science. Galileo Galilei narrowly avoided the same fate but only by publicly renouncing his support of Copernicus’ heliocentric view. Of course, the days of autodafes are over and modern science has an important influence on the development of society as a whole, compared with the days of the ill… Expand
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