Dear Sir or Madame,
As you now there are names for nearly every ideology, liberalism, positivism etc. But I cant find the name of one ideology, and I was wondering if you can help me with that.
For the record, I do not believe in the way of thought I am about to discribe,
I am just curious if there is a name for it.
Here it goes:
What do you call it when someone believes so much in science, that it values scientific progress above all else, even human rights? This person will for example think human experimentation is okay, if it benefits scientific progress.
The reason I ask this, is because I came across articles about bioconservatism. And was wondering if there was something like extreme anti-bioconservatism, but wikipedia didnt satisfy me.
Thank you for your time and with kind regards,
You could call this science worship, I think. There is also the word "scientism", meaning a sort of extreme and exaggerated regard for science, so maybe "scientism" is the best fit for what you describe. You add in the idea of sacrificing human beings for science, and this already has a name: murder. Murder is wrongful intentional unlawful killing, and that is what you are describing. It was common under fascism of course.