The Impact of Modern Science and Technology
The quest for scientific knowledge should be boundless. There should not be any type of barriers to prevent such an enrichment of knowledge, and that is exactly what science presents to us. Scientific knowledge can only help us in the long run and even perhaps save us from catastrophes that may occur naturally in the world. There could be an agreement that science has produced many dangerous and destructive things which have brought society many problems, but on the same token the good things that science has produced seems to outweigh the bad.
There is much to be said about the bad things that science has produced throughout history. For instance, the creation of nuclear weapons, which have the potential of destroying the whole planet in a matter of hours. There are also many other negative outcomes which science has created in our environments like the depletion of natural resources, technological unemployment, and environmental pollution. Unfortunately, the adversaries of science only want you to look at the negative things that science has created without mentioning and without giving recognition to the good things that science has created. In fact, many of these opposing individuals of science can be called hypocrites from their failure of using technology for their own need and satisfaction.
As Bishop mentions in his article "Enemies of Promise", there are many people who are ignorant when it comes to science and, yet these ignorant individuals still have opinions that mislead other people who are less educated and less informed; what greater reason should there be for us in knowing more about science. Under all the scrutiny science has gone through by their adversaries, it has still not stopped the progression of science within our society. For example, the luddites who tried to stop the new technological machines that were created in order to make jobs faster and more efficient were simply wrong in doing so, because in the long run these new technological advances created more jobs. There is no possible way to stop something sobeneficial to mankind. By stopping science we are committing harm to ourselves and disrupting our progression for a better future. The people of today are benefiting from good health and simpler lives, why should there be a stop to it. It would just be...