My name is Sam Harry. I run a pizza business in New York, but I am better known for my keen interest in Science. Though I have no formal education in the sciences, I do not believe I need one to be able to see its deleterious effects on humankind, and the impending existential threat it poses. I have discussed this – and more – in my best-selling book ‘End of Science.’
At the outset, let me make this clear: “It is time we admitted that we are not at war with “terrorism.” We are at war with Science.”
It makes me sad – and mad – that some demand an explanation for stating this obvious truth. The destruction brought upon mankind in the name of Science is unparalleled and unprecedented in the history of the Cosmos. Just consider the death toll inflicted at the hands of advanced weapons of warfare. Over a hundred million people perished in the two world wars alone. Five million humans succumbed to the Congo war in 1998, and another two million died in the USSR-Afghan war. Many millions continue to die in the numerous armed conflicts currently underway in different parts of the world. Not a single part of the world is immune from this unrest and violence.
Now take science out of the equation, and terrorism is left a helpless orphan – with no future whatsoever. Firearms, heavy artillery, bombs and other agents of modern warfare are just a few of the milder manifestations of technological and scientific advancement in this age. I dread to think of the time when the scientific man will unleash science in all its terrorizing glory on the world. We saw a glimpse of this in Hiroshima and Nagasaki where Science dealt a heavy blow on humankind. A whole generation was wiped off the surface of the earth, with following generations left to suffer the toxic effects of this science even today. Only if there was no Science, imagine how many could have been saved from annihilation. Imagine the absolute peace and tranquility that would result from ridding the world of this menace.
Science is also directly to blame for each of the terrorist attacks we see in this age – including the 9/11 attacks that shook the whole world. On that tragic day, ordinary humans were turned into one of time’s worst terrorists through the agency of Science. Without Al Qaeda’s understanding of the science behind aviation and modern civil engineering, 9/11 would never have happened. There is no denying the fact that both planes and skyscrapers are the products of the application of advanced scientific thought. Similarly, the advanced communication systems used by terrorists is also a direct result of scientific and technological advancements. This is exactly why I wrote in my best seller:
“If I could wave a magic wand and get rid of either rape or science, I would not hesitate to get rid of science. I think more people are dying as a result of our scientific wrongs than as a result of any other thing.”
And yet the liberals are terrified to speak this truth, lest they offend the wider scientific community. Offense my foot!
Critics of my work call me a bigot for claiming all science is evil. They quote numerous scientists who have used science for the good of man. Sure, there are good things mentioned in science books as well, but the bad side overpowers the good parts by far. Sure, there are good scientists out there who ignore the bad aspects of Science – like Physics. I do not deny this fact. And I think we need to support such reformist voices within the scientific community. But as it stands today, science is pure evil – and physics in particular is the “motherlode of bad ideas.” How much more destruction, how much more inhumanity, before we say enough is enough. We must stop being politically correct and join hands in saving the human race. As I stated in my book:
“We are now in the 21st century: all books on science, should be fair game for flushing down the toilet without fear of reprisal from the scientific community.”
My critics should understand that I am not attacking scientists as people, but science as an institution. And no institution, and no idea, is above criticism.
Speaking of scientists, Einstein is undoubtedly the most celebrated one of all times. And what exactly did he do? He produced the atomic bomb. Yet, instead of being considered a terrorist of the highest order, he is shamelessly celebrated a hero in scientific circles. Our kids are taught to respect him in schools. Millions of scientists consider him an idol. What utter disrespect to humanity.
“But Sam, Einstein has done great good for man in many other ways, and never intended to do harm to people,” they tell me. I agree. Every man is inherently good by nature. It is the influence of science that corrupts man with time. To prevent such evil from being replicated in the world, any true fan or follower of Einstein will have to be seen with suspicion and their intentions questioned. As I also make clear in my book:
“We should profile physicists, or anyone who looks like he or she could conceivably be a physicist, and we should be honest about it.”
Let us not wait before the next Hiroshima. In fact, let us not even wait before the next bullet takes a life at home here in America. Let us join hands and make sure that this evil of science is annihilated before it annihilates us all. Amen to that.
Author, ‘End of Science’
Physician, Writer and Human Rights Activist; Recipient, Presidential Service Award; Pakistani American; Humanity comes First; Interests: Cardiac Electrophysiology, Human Rights and ‘Halwa Puri’