He blames Galileo for the ills of the world.
The Prince of Wales has blamed a lack of belief in the soul for the world’s environmental problems, and said that the planet cannot sustain a population expected to reach 9 billion in 40 years.(From the Timesonline article.)
He said he found it “baffling” that so many scientists professed a faith in God yet this had little bearing on the “damaging” way science was used to exploit the natural world.
The Prince pinned part of the blame on Galileo. Criticising the profit imperative behind much scientific research, he said: “This imbalance, where mechanistic thinking is so predominant, goes back at least to Galileo’s assertion that there is nothing in nature but quantity and motion.
“This is the view that continues to frame the general perception of the way the world works, and how we fit within the scheme of things.
The scientists, generally speaking, aren't the ones making the profits.
The phrase cui bono? comes to mind, as it often does. Hopefully the Queen, whose job over the years has been dismantling the British Empire in the most efficient and peaceful manner she can (and she's done a fairly good job, considering) will have the fortitude to hang on until Idiot Son gives up the ghost and someone who doesn't talk to plants can succeed her.