Murray Bookchin on science

'Yes, I'm a product of Western culture; I believe in the importance of rationality, and yes, I believe that science is a way of arriving at the truth about objective reality. That hardly means that I think the world should be turned into a huge factory or a scientific laboratory, or even that science is the exclusive way to learn about reality. It's true that scientists can be bought and sold as easily as stockbrokers and lawyers, but science is also a very solid way of learning about reality, and it can't be regarded as totally conditioned by social factors, including bourgeois interests.' Murray Bookchin, 1999