science is power. It is hard to dispute how It breeds absolute confidence, even if you hold different views or reject the culture from which it originates/ted. One person who understood the power of science is the president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein. He may have led his people to war with evocations of Islamic principles vehemently contradictory and against the West. But he knew that the knowledge of the West was essential to guide his missiles and build his nuclears. He needed scientific power to ease his preparation for war.