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No, they won't.
Scientists today rely on governments and corporations for their funding. Most scientists are not wealthy through their own discoveries but rely on donations from others to pursue their agenda and others. To go against that would be like biting the hand that feeds them.
Read an article recently that says todays scientists do not collaborate but are enlists themselves and are competitive against others in their fields so as to be able to garner what little funds are available to them. It's a dog eat dog world out there and even for scientists since the early 1970's.
Hmmm... Lets see. Would I prefer the tyranny of politics, the tyranny of theology or the tyranny of science?
I'd almost have to go with the first two. Science has an evil side that really surpasses the others for sheer horror factor by the sheer level of inherent intelligence from that side. Smart mixed with morality rationalized out and then access to very expensive and dangerous toys in labs is never a happy thing with a good outcome.
Honestly no matter what type of establishment that was in power, the same power mad a-holes who would abuse one would abuse the other.