Is science good or bad? (2)

Scientists are frequently upset about the level of scientific literacy of the general public and worried about the two cultures among educated folk, the lives of hundreds of million of persons worldwide have been obviously enriched by some small knowledge of science.

Over the course of their lives, people coped with deprivation, disease, and insufficiency by trying to determine the causes and cures of their wants for things they lacked yet desired.  They did this by replacing beliefs and superstitions with knowledge through the pursuit called science.

Thus, science was born when, in response to needs and wants, substance was given to flashes in inner intuition by those who may be said to have been the first to practice the art of scientific inquiry and proof.

Science is in a way, a human activity which was first practiced as an art.  Its power was soon recognized and begun to be used not only to give reality to intuitive innovative ideas, also as a way of consciously positing questions.



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