So everybody gets a taste of nirvana and what do they do? Immediately want to commit suicide to get there.
That is the problem with scientists they have great analytical skills but no wisdom. He figured people want happiness and he would show them how to get it.
But if that scientist was a religious person with true experience of the mystical he would know that suicide might get you to a totally different place than he imagined...there are ethical and moral issues and also the issue of meaning in life. Why are we here suffering. He did not bother to think of that.
Obviously we are not meant to be just happy in this lifetime, we are meant to learn and grow and through time if we successfully accomplish our life goals we will be awarded with afterlife bliss.
We can not only rely on science, we need to also have spiritual values and as it turns out we need some kind of guidance from people in the know, wise mystical people.
I watched a video by Lady Gaga who supposedly sat next to the Dalai Lama, without allowing him to speak, and espoused simplistic cliche about life. Amazing what an ego these hollywood types have. If she was in the least bit aware, she would have been awed by his presence and engaged this brilliant and holy man (yes, holy, because he did the work that got him there) in answering life's questions. What has she accomplished in her entertainers life besides taking off her clothes? Not much I would think...but she sees herself as a saviour of humanities soul...hahahahaha
Unfortunately science and hollywood are not enough to guide us to the next level of existence...we need real guides.