If anyone doubts it is not dangerous to link science with politics, they need to have a look at history to see how devastating that can be.
At the Albert Hall in Leipzig , on November 11, 1933-this was less then 8 months after Enabling Act was signed in which Hitler was given absolute power, the document entitled “the Vow of allegiance of the Professors of the German Universities and High-Schools to Adolf Hitler and the National Socialistic state” was presented.
The documents had statements in German, English, Italian, and Spanish and was produced . by selected German academics and included an appendix of signatories. Each of them outlining their pledge and why.
The document also included an appeal to all intelligentsia in the world. Below is the English translations
It had only been less then 3 weeks after the enabling act of March 24,1933 when the The German government issued the Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service (Gesetz zur Wiederherstellung des Berufsbeamtentums) which excluded Jews and political opponents of the Nazis from all civil service positions. This also included scientists like Albert Einstein.
We all know the results of these laws and arrangements. Science was aligned with politics and government and no one was held to account for the consequences of their actions.
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