Humane values are inherent in science, viewed not primarily as a source of know-how in manipulating things or people but rather as a source of wisdom, a spiritually inspired human enterprise which has transcended its purely instrumental origins.
The often assumed dimensions of values are "the True," "the Good" and "the Beautiful (or the Delightful)." We shall ask two questions regarding each of these dimensions. (1) Can universality be attained? (2) Must it be attained in the foreseeable future to avoid extinction?