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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Yes, I agree that science did made our life easier but we cant deny the impact that bring to human being 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 machines have 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 relying so 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 irony!
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.
I do not believe that science is a threat to humanity, but rather one of humanity's greatest allies. There are many great inventions and advancements that we have made that would not have been remotely possible without science. Science is one of the few tools we have that can affect significant positive change on the world.
No, I do not think that science is a threat to humanity. Humanity has to thank science for all that it has done for people. Finding cures for diseases, man walking on the moon, learning new things with technology all help humankind and doesn't hinder at all on our humanity or wellbeing.
Science doesn't threaten anything any more than a knife lying on a table. People and our flaws are what threatens us and the only reason we are threatened is because we have so much to lose. We have used science to create communication devices that prevent massive losses of life. We have used science to begin to explore space, which we must some day colonize if we hope to out live our planet.
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 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.
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.
I say that science is not a threat to humanity because it is not science that been a threat in humanity but HUMAN. For example, drugs. Scientists create drug or pill to cure disease but people use it for evil. It is clear that science is not a threat in life.
When somebody creates a new technology or discovers a new kind of substance, that itself does not do harm to humanity. For example, when Alfred Nobel created the dynamyte, it was intented to be used to help people to mine faster. It was only when the dynamite ended up into the wrong hands that bombs, suiside bombers and terror displaced the original purpose of the dynamite. Therefore, technology itself is not the problem. Rather, we are creating problems to ourselves
Science is maybe the source of humanity itself. How can it be a threat to humans when it helped in the most unimaginable way. Humans are the ones who misuse science and allow it to be a form of destruction. Science is given to us by god as a blessing, not a curse.
Some people say that humanity will be fine without science because our ancestors lived without it but if there had been no need then wouldn't our ancestors stop developing it from the start. If we were to believe that science is a threat then wouldn't we be depriving them of all their hard work to make life easier. Science was originally made to make life easier, it is only humanity that tends to use it in the wrong way.
And power is an instrument, that people will use as they will. If you would say that science is a threat, then you must also say, that the first man to make a tool or hunting spear was a threat. Science is not a threat to humanity. It is the reason behind the existence of reality, without it we would be like animals.
Our activities on this planet are the most significant threat, not just to humanity but to all of the species we share the planet with and all their various habitats. One of the most damaging aspects of our activity is related to our short-term and short-range vision which is in sharp contrast to the extended range of our impact.
I must say I find it extremely galling that people seem to have this vision of scientists busy in their labs fabricating bombs and devising the means to eradicate life. There is no denying that there are people creating weapons (and that science and technology have the power to advance that just as they have the power to advance things which are of great benefit to us and to the planet).
Science is such a vast umbrella, there is the natural sciences, the physical sciences, the social sciences, behavioural sciences, etc. I'd like those who think that science poses a threat to actually try for a moment to envisage living in a world without penicillin, without antibiotics, a world where there was no immunizations, no pain relief, no electricity, no x-rays, no water purification, no computers (not just for this kind of thing, talking to each other and playing games, but for people with good ideas and specialist expertise to communicate and collaborate with others in their field all over the world).
We have much to thank science for, without it we would be stagnating in conditions I'd really rather not even think about.
I have seen people make the argument that science is a threat to humanity and i will always respond no. Science is not good or evil, science is neutral but we humans are not neutral we are the threat. Humanity is humanity's greatest threat. We need to learn and take responsibility of the power we currently posses and will posses. For the people that say we are fine with the technology we have are very wrong. We are always at war against viruses, natural disasters, asteroids, and the only way we can fight any of that is through advancement of technology, and for the future threats like our planet being consumed by our sun, or being hit by the Andromeda galaxy, or worse the end of the universe and only through technology can we survive. We have done terrible things like the atomic bomb incidents on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Holocaust, but that was our fault not science fault. So let just admit that the human race can do terrible things but don't start blaming something else for our actions. "WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY" we have great power but now we must achieve the great responsibility.
Science itself has nothing to do becoming a threat to humanity. This is due to the fact that the problem of the abuse of scientific inventions and such lie in the fact that dictators and various seats of power try to use technology to their own advantage without much regard to others. For example, the fission of the atom was a great discovery- it would have been and still is a great point in helping humanity save the earth by producing clean energy. However, it was Hitler of the NSDAP and the Manhattan Project that led to the abuse of this new technology. One must make the difference of science and the way it is used clear. Science itself is not dangerous at all. How would it be dangerous if it were lying around somewhere quietly? In the end it is humanity which try to rashly wield a power they can probably not control and end up making mistakes. So in conclusion, humanity, rather than science would be a threat to themselves.
Science is just discovery of what the Earth has and sees how it can be applied to make our lives convenient. It is how we use them.
Like a knife. We can use it as cutlery and to prepare meals, or use it as a weapon and go on a bloody rampage.