Author: John Matschiner, PhD
*This use of the expression, the domestication of science was inspired by Fr. Donald J. Keefe’s expression on “the domestication of worship.” It is interesting to speculate how this may be an expression — more than that, a concept — with broad social and cultural implications. [eds].
In the author’s own words, “The domestication of science, which began most noticeably after WWII and now is nearly complete, (1978) brought science under the influence of a society that never understood it, tolerated it briefly and now has sufficient control over it to define it. The result has been a new science called research, or research and development. Its banner is significance and its solidarity is based on mission.”