Is science good or bad?

A few moral philosophers WHO have begun to question whether advancement or objective knowledge is an absolute good, have begun to question whether even our greatest achievements do indeed constitute progress.  Other thoughtful persons have somewhat lost confidence in the value of the scientific endeavor, not because they hold pure science or scientists in any less esteem, but because their faith that scientific research will inevitably yield public benefit has been shaken to the core by recent revelations of unpredicted negative impacts of science-based technologies.

Although scientists are frequently disturbed about the level of scientific literacy of the general public and worried about the two cultures among educated folk, the lives of hundreds of millions of persons worldwide have been immeasurably enriched by some small knowledge of science.

Over the course of their lives men and women coped with deprivation and insufficiency by trying to determine the causes and healing of their wants for things they lacked… yet desired.  They did this by replacing belief with knowledge through a pursuit called science.

Thus science was born when, in response to needs and wants, substance was given to flashes of intuition by those WHO may be said to have been 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.  It’s power was soon recognized and began to be used not only to give reality to intuitive innate ideas, but as a way of consciously posing questions.





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