One had to accept an imperative to “do science” before one actually carried it out. The more focused and intense the imperative, the more effect the obedience had. Seems glaringly obvious in retrospect. Anyhow, if sciences presume to nullify the concept of imperative, then they ultimately commit suicide (well actually, imperative does not go away, because it’s built into the spiritual universe, but now no longer understood according to its divine root, it gets to do all sorts of mischievous things — case in point the global warming craze).
Ah, but global warming has an imperative, and it IS a religious imperative, though not a divine one.
Humanism demands that the human himself define and live out his own righteousness. You will be as gods, knowing/defining right and wrong for yourselves.
Global warming gives an imperative “cause” for those who are... looking for love in all the wrong places.