• Yes, science is a threat.

    I strongly agree. Our lives are in danger because bombs are made to blast thousands or millions of people. New guns are made for robbery. People are rebelling against their own blood, and it's not fair. This all is done by the cruel advancement of science. Can you believe science has increased the capability of men to kill each other?

  • Science makes human beings lazier in life.

    Yes, I agree that science did made our life easier but we cant deny the impact that bring to human beings, that we become lazier nowadays. People nowadays are too dependent on the invention of science. Thanks to science that we cannot even do simple jobs like wash our own clothes. Washing machine has taken over the job for us. My dear opponent, can you imagine if electricity cut down, who's going to do the job for you? Only you, yourself! So stop rely too much on science to do your job and make your life meaningless. Moreover, nowadays people tends to drive to the gym just to walk on the treadmills! How ironic!

  • Yes, I think science is a threat to humanity

    It's true we owe a lot to science, all the convenience and creature comforts we enjoy on earth wouldn't have been possible without advances in science. The downside is that all this technology can and will be used against us. Look at the atomic bomb, with the destruction it caused and that was almost seventy years ago. The weapons we have now, would make the atomic bomb look like a firecracker. Then you have people who get greedy for profits and use technology for their own benefit; not worrying about the welfare of anyone or anything else. As much as I would like to say no, as long as we have a world full of greedy people in power, who are only thinking about the next big payday; science will always be a threat.

  • Where will it stop?

    Although I understand the view that science has brought us many benefits, I think people often forget its consequences. It has enabled countries to create terrifying Weapons of Mass Destruction, has caused numerous ethical questions to be raised and is a constant threat to humanity with the danger that it may never stop, and we will become our own worst enemy. Even some of science's greatest achievements like the discovery of antibiotics has caused massive implications through the uncontrollable population increase. For these reasons and many more I think scientists should be very careful about how far they go to improve society as it could in fact turn into a serious threat to humanity.

  • science is always a threat to humanity.

    we may be living in a modern world with the influence of science however does it makes any difference? many people are still suffering the effect of science. The floods, global warming and etc. Science may help us, but the total destruction it causes us is just one-fourth of the benefits it give us.

  • It is athreat

    Science is the accumulation of knowledge in a systematic method to create general truths on the operation of the universe, most commonly referring to “the physical world and its phenomena, the nature, constitution, and forces of matter, the qualities and functions of living tissues.” (Webster’s)1 In this debate it can be understood to be the development and utilisation of new technology and the expansion of human knowledge in the modern era, though it should be noted that not all technological advances are from rigorous scientific analysis (such as the industrial revolution) and science has only significantly influenced technology in the last two centuries.2 What it means to be human is itself another debate, but here it can be understood to be both the collective entity of the human race and the defining features of humans which make them distinguishable from other beings.

    Advancements in science have occurred for thousands of years as far back as the Ancient Greeks (who many believe invented scientific principles),3and their effects are becoming ever more pronounced. Production has shifted to mechanized factories and even killing in warfare is being replaced in parts with unmanned drones. The boundaries of medicine are being expanded with possibilities of cloning and stem cell research. Science has allowed acts that would otherwise be impossible for humans to consider undertaking. It has created previously unknown abilities to heal the sick or destroy all of humanity with Weapons of Mass Destruction.

    This debate questions whether or not being able to undertake those acts is a benefit, and whether science does more to improve lives or harm them. Whilst this debate is on the principle in question, a proposition could practically propose that society hold public debates about the implications of issues such as genetic engineering, with possible moratoriums following.

    1. Definitions.Net, ‘Definitions of Science.'

    2. Wolpert, Lewis. ‘Is Science Dangerous?’ Nobel Symposium. NS 120. 2002. P.1

    3. “Ancient Greece: Science and Medicine,” Discovery Channel.

  • Yes it is a threat

    Many of the new weapons we have are very handy and all, but if they fall in the wrong hands then it can become catastrophic. Like mahatma gandhi said, one of his seven social sins is Science without Humanity. This means that it is very dangerous because if we get carried away doing all this science stuff we need to stop and think how is this going to effect humanity? That is when you need to ask all the what if questions.

  • I said so.

    It kills many things and even kills tons of things trees , animals ,plants it could even end up destroying the world even. You could do all that for just using hair spray.
    You never really know what you're doing sometimes and that could kill you so just think of what you are doing sometimes

  • Science does not always have to continue.

    We know too much because of science. Without science we would still be able to function. Back in the past when there was not nearly as many scientific discoveries as there are today, they survived just fine. They got through without knowing every single little thing about the world. Science is not extremely necessary always and has proved to be a big threat to humanity.

  • yes because of atomic bombs killed thousand of peoples like in Hiroshima and Halabja in Kurdistan

    America killed thousand f peoples in Hiroshema and dam Hussein killed 5 thousand people o Halabja it was really bad Saddam Hussein killed many people in Kurdistan by chemical bombs in 1988 if science did not make chemical bomb and atomic bomb thousands of people was not die so science is bad

  • No, science helps humanity

    Science helps humanity because it is how we heat our homes up, how we keep our food fresh. Science is how we know the world around us. Science is also even a solution to things like global warming. Science does not pose a threat to humanity unless it is misused or used irresponsibly.

  • SCIENCE is not a threat to HUMANITY

    Science has made different destructive weapon but does the word ''DESTRUCTIVE'' would be right because weapon like pistols , guns can
    be used for self defence nowadays every one should have guns or small pistols to carry because of kidnapping , robbery , etc .
    We can use science weapons in good ways all the workings women would get help from the new science technology like washing machines , microwaves etc instead of making any one lazy it will help to save their time and their different things which helps to save our time , then to make us lazy like cars , railway trains , mobile phones etc.

  • SCIENCE is not a threat to HUMANITY

    Science has made different destructive weapon but does the word ''DESTRUCTIVE'' would be right because weapon like pistols , guns can
    be used for self defence nowadays every one should have guns or small pistols to carry because of kidnapping , robbery , etc .
    We can use science weapons in good ways all the workings women would get help from the new science technology like washing machines , microwaves etc instead of making any one lazy it will help to save their time and their different things which helps to save our time , then to make us lazy like cars , railway trains , mobile phones etc.

  • Is Mcdonalds a threat?

    No of course science is not a threat to humanity. This would be in comparison to the calorie count in a Mcdonald's menu. Everything in moderation, how can science be blamed for the mistakes of humanity, like spoken previously it is merely a tool that we use. Yes in some cases it is used for destructive purposes, although it is often confused with the wrongful intentions of a human. How can it be so different to a caveman killing another with a much simpler tool? They both had the wrongful intention. Yes we would be in a very different place today without science. Although without the knowledge of say bacteria, who knows, without it you could've died from a spread of e.Coli simply by not washing your hands.

  • Science is not the threat!!!

    Science is not the the treat because it help us in aspects of life. Tell us how to live and make us able talk to our family members, friends and relatives through internet. Except this there are many other factors those support this point that science is not the threat.

  • Science saves lives

    Science saves lives every single day. A few years ago, we wouldn't have a defibrilator, so someone having a heart attack would be long gone. People with cancer would have no chemotherapy, and they probably wouldn't even know that they had cancer. They would just die, and wouldn't get the chnace to grow up.

  • Humans are the problem, not science

    As stated, I believe that the problem is humans and not scientific advancements or discovery. Some may argue that we use science to kill millions. Yes, they are right. However, note how it is HUMANS that are using science to kill. Science by itself is harmless, it is the manner in which we choose to apply it that can be harmful. However, science can also be a tool for good, to cure diseases and create wonderful new technologies. As for science facilitating life to the point where we are lazy, that is our decision to do nothing, not science's. To conclude, I believe that science is human curiosity put to work, pushing the boundaries of what we understand. It is explaining the inconceivable, devising the impossible. I find it inexplicably exciting and unmatched in terms of social and technological advancement. If we allow it, science will help us build the future and do the impossible.

  • Science Increases Our Knowledge of the Universe

    Without the advancement of science in fields like physics astro-physics and biologists, we would not know what the universe is made up of, we would not know what we are or how we were formed. To those people who say things like "Science increases new weapons and more deaths". That is part of life, we can not stop it from happening, plus science makes our lives easier by taking the challenge out of menial tasks so that we can focus on bigger challanges and answer the nig questions in life.

  • Science is not the threat, us the humans is the threat.

    Science itself does not do harm to humanity. Science teaches us a lot of things, and it helps us understand our world better, but it does not hold to key to the destruction of humanity, it does not teach us how to destroy, we the humankind do the destruction instead.

  • Science is just a tool

    The ones using science are the threat and of course the ones using science are the ones with money. I am speaking as a scientist. Corporations are the threat as they are the ones with the money. Science can be so much more than it currently is but then again the same could be said for the world.

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Anonymous says2013-02-24T14:39:33.410
I agree that Science does not pose a threat to humanity because as a result of scientist who cared to dream spontaneous yet useful invention were created which could help save humanity.
Anonymous says2013-03-08T07:31:58.417
i don't think science is a threat because human need to progress. we sure do not want to live like in the stone age.
Anonymous says2013-06-26T15:41:03.807
I completely disagree to the statement that science is a threat to humanity.Science is the only that brings you from the stone age to modern happy and comfortable life.
jhonel09 says2013-07-01T04:21:23.573
I strongly disagree that science is threat why because science is the reason why we have an easy life if there is no science do you think we have a computer? A things that canb help our life easier like stove,aircon,and electricfan who gave us air when we need ??
Anonymous says2013-07-12T15:46:25.883
Science is really important
Anonymous says2013-08-29T13:35:59.767
Science can be a threat as the increasing technology is somewhere depleting the sense of humanity
Anonymous says2013-09-03T19:25:21.123