I think many societies, particularly in the western world, are attempting to use the scientific method to extricate moral dillemas, such as the issue of abortion, the way we inform our students, and the way we regard human affairs in general. I recently read a quote from Noam Chomsky that got my head turning:
"Science talks about very simple things, and asks hard questions about them. As soon as things become too complex, science can’t deal with them... But it’s a complicated matter: Science studies what’s at the edge of understanding, and what’s at the edge of understanding is usually fairly simple. And it rarely reaches human affairs. Human affairs are way too complicated."
Should science be merged with human ethics and affairs?