Philosopher James Barham reflects on the impact of the Woodstock Generation:
“Fortunately, most of us do grow up—eventually.
And as we mature, we finally begin to try to conform our lives to what we know in our hearts is right—what we have known all along, really, in spite of having led bad lives by the light of a deeply misguided moral philosophy.
Some of the worst damage was done, surely, by the notion that honesty can somehow be severed from righteousness. Thus, dishonesty is okay if it helps science. Many otherwise intelligent and well-intentioned people now believe this, and don’t even see that they cut the heart out of the enterprise of science.