Discussion by: astrumIn WWII, Russian scientists sacrificed themselves so that millions could live. During the siege of Leningrad, September 1941 – January 1944, a seedbank was protected by a group of diligent and selfless scientists. A seedbank contains specimens that may be extinct, varieties of extant plants that may hold resistances to certain pests or pesticides, and it basically serves as a type of gene bank. Sadly, many of the scientists who guarded this invaluable treasure starved to death to ensure that it survived. After the war, the seedbank of Leningrad was used to replenished 75% of the crops in Russia, saving millions of lives.
Many people in the world think that if science is left unchecked by religion that societies would fall apart from a lack morals and ethics. Clearly this is not the case, as the example above illustrates. What other cases are there that bolster the position that science can shed light on issues of morality, caring for those in need, what is right and wrong, etc.?