Manuel Lozano Leyva

Manuel Lozano Leyva

El fin de la ciencia

El fin de la ciencia / The End of Science

Non-fiction , 2012

Random House Mondadori

In this essay, Manuel Lozano Leyva, professor of Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Physics and one of Spain’s most prominent specialists in popular science, warns about the threats to the scientific research and development system and makes a deep approach to the purposes of science and technology. This reflection, ranging from profound to ironic, is made understandable to all readers. The author assesses how dangerous it is to disregard scientific criteria when promoting laws on fundamental issues, such as genetic engineering and nuclear energy. The result could lead to subordinate the future of our society to the whims of superstition, the dictates of religious beliefs, or simply to political manipulation.