While people often claim that their scientific pursuits are to “improve quality of life,” it is technological competition that drives them. And in most cases they have come about only after people have pushed out the divine and abandoned moral codes meant to ensure self-restraint. It was for these reasons that civilizations of the past many times met with destruction.[src]
Without money, science would be pointless. You might think that science allowed for the agricultural and industrial revolutions. So in a world without science, there would be no money but with no money, no matter.