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Will science lead to the destruction of the world?

  • Yes It Will

    World War I started with a telegram, perhaps marking this time as one in which the world was about to be revolutionised by science and technology. With the rapid industrialisation of the late-19th and early-20th centuries, the war was on its way to being characterised by masses – of production, transportation, injuries and illnesses, and, of course, death.

  • Rate of Growth of Science and Technology is the real problem

    Science & Technological growth that should have occurred in 1000 years of time, has occurred in 50 years time. So the bad effects which we would have seen at the end of sustained 1000 years, we are seeing now itself. As such Science&Technological growth at a reasonable pace is always better. In general, there should be a limit on every thing. But unfortunately there is no control over science & Tech and Industrial production.

  • Rate of Growth of Science and Technology is the real problem

    Science & Technological growth that should have occurred in 1000 years of time, has occurred in 50 years time. So the bad effects which we would have seen at the end of sustained 1000 years, we are seeing now itself. As such Science&Technological growth at a reasonable pace is always better. In general, there should be a limit on every thing. But unfortunately there is no control over science & Tech and Industrial production.

  • Destruction can not be avoided

    Many things are made with good intentions, but sometimes the uses are not the best. As many have said before me, nuclear weapons were used to allow the Allies to beat the Japanese but now nuclear war is always a threat to society and could potentially destroy the earth itself. The United States itself has many hundred outside the country ready to be launched. But that not only leaves a threat but it also affects the economy. Yes, it helps us stay ahead of other countries, but is it really necessary to that many nuclear weapons. The spending amount on nuclear weapons and military equipment could instead be used to help the people of this country and fix many problems that lie inside this country. Rome was once a power house but it fell from the inside leading to the collapse of the whole empire.

  • There are two things involved

    Science can be viewed in different perspective depending on personality. I see science as the systematic study of nature(natural things) coined from the understanding of man via the inspiration from God. The notion of science has been changed and the source of inspiration has been abused... As the years come and go science will continue but if glory is not given to who deserve glory(God) science will destroy the world

  • We are our own worst enemy.

    Unfortunately we have produced to many colloquial knuckleheads into the human race. That side of humanity has made for great cannon fodder for kings and queens of the past. In the not so distant past we have even used them for presidents. In the last century the natural selection of mindful persons being born has by far been out paced by the unmindful. I also believe it is getting progressively worse and they are becoming increasingly outnumbered as the decades pass.

  • Solving our problems through more of the same?

    From global warming, to the current mass extinctions, to mass deforestation, dying coral reefs, depletion of the ozone layer, GMO contamination of crops and weeds, pesticide-induced die-offs of vital pollinators, and existential threats of biowarfare, nanotechnology run amok (the "grey goo" scenario), the potential for disaster at the LHC, Chernobyl, Fukushima and the potential for a nuclear holocaust...Every single one of these problems, risks and crises facing the world today is the direct result of scientific and technological "progress". Every single one! Even the best arguments in favour of scientific "progress", i.E. The miracles of modern medicine such as antibiotics to control infectious disease, produce blowback in the form of aggressively antibiotic-resistant bacteria. And the solution to this galaxy of threats proffered by scientists is...More science and technology! That's right, the best solution to our problems is more of what caused them! Or perhaps, some of these scientific geniuses (many of whom probably got their degrees without having to pass a single university level course in the humanities or philosophy) might someday realize that when you put godlike power into the hands of creatures with stone-age brains and medieval morals and ethics, serious problems are likely to ensue, and the solution sure as heck isn't more scientific and technical "progress!". If we can't get our own house in order on the inside - philosophically, morally, ethically - and in our relationships with each other and the planet, no amount of external sci-tech gimmickry is going to save us from ourselves.

  • Science: The Double Edged Sword

    Just about every single major scientific or technological breakthrough has two sides: A good side, and a bad side. For instance, Nuclear Fission/Fusion. The good: We can use it for power. The Bad: One atomic bomb is devastating to the planet. Also, the Internet. The good: We can use it to make purchases, do research, and share our views and opinions. The bad: It be used for identity theft, scams, and porn. The bad edge of science hasn't killed us yet, but when a crazy enough dictator gets his hands on said technology, the world as we know it will have changed.

  • Destruction is inherent

    The world will eventually be destroyed by some form or the other. If it is by a nuclear war or the supernova of our star, Sol, the Earth will eventually be destroyed. The avenue that has been chosen by humans to destroy the world is that of progress. Progress itself is inherently destructive. Look at pre-medieval Europe, most of it was a lush forest full of diverse species, but today 85% of that forest is gone and many species have been wiped out in the name of progress. Whether the destruction our progress brings about manifests as global warming, the mining of all resources, or some other manner, science will bring about the destruction of the world.
    But it will happen anyway, so we should continue progressing forwards as forwards is the only way to go.

  • Science is FALSE

    There is absolutely no proof that science is true. How do we know there aren't aliens out there who make the sun shine, make the flowers grow, make the seasons change, and most importantly, make everything happen as though nature is not under control. Someday, we will die , every human being will die because we believed in science.

  • Destruction no way!

    YES, science did cause WW1 and WW2 and maybe some destruction to the society. That does not mean it can ruin the whole world , THINK ABOUT IT, how would life be without science, would there be no light , would there be prevention of natural disasters NO! Nothing, Science is not always the best, BUT there is no way it can destroy the WHOLE HUMAN RACE!!

  • Destruction no way!

    YES, science did cause WW1 and WW2 and maybe some destruction to the society. That does not mean it can ruin the whole world , THINK ABOUT IT, how would life be without science, would there be no light , would there be prevention of natural disasters NO! Nothing, Science is not always the best, BUT there is no way it can destroy the WHOLE HUMAN RACE!!

  • No, Science will only help us grow...

    Science is not something that will destroy our world. It may have its disadvantages like everything else in the world but, it will only help us build more. Knowing more about science and the way that things work will actually help in the long run. Yes, there may be new bombs and poisons, and other things that may help lead to problems but for every problem there is a solution. It just takes time to find that solution. So I personally believe that it will not cause the destruction of the world. People could be a cause but, science? No! Everything in the world evolves around science.

  • No it won't

    Science is not a person which can do anything it is what us humans do and misuse it and then this causes destruction as mentioned above destruction cannot be avoided but science can help us in the future when it is advanced and more trust-able . And most of the people say no

  • No science means no development.....

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  • No science means no development.....

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  • It may get worse before it gets better

    Perhaps in another thousand years this era will be referred to as the "fossil fuel age". We have managed to develop tons of food-producing, life-saving, burden-easing sciences and resultant technologies. The unfortunate side effect for now is the CO2 produced by this consumption. I remain optimistic that we will find a different energy source to continue our scientific growth and undo the damage done to climb to our current precipice. It may also be worth mentioning that even if we weren't damaging the planet with our consumption, we may have fallen victim to an asteroid or some other natural disaster that technology may someday prevent. Even in the event of the inevitable end of this planet (when the sun dies), our science may take our race to another plant to survive! Impossible without science.

  • Science will not destroy , it is the human mind

    Science is just the supporter of man . The human brain is the main leader. But we can reduce these destruction by correcting your mind .
    In science they are some many good advantages like cars.
    If the science was not there the mythology would have been ruling the world

  • Science is our Saviour

    Science has made many bad mistakes, but we should stop worrying about the past and focus on the things that the scientists have done for us in the present. Only science can help us overcome hurdles that could save us from destruction. Without science, ultimately, we cannot progress to a better and more reliable future.

  • Science Can Help As Well

    I believe science is the strongest mode of study and knowledge that we have. It does possess the ability to destroy our world, after all scientists invented the Atom Bomb, but it also contains the ability to heal and save our planet as well. Science has brought us a plethora of information, but what we do with it, is ultimately our decision.


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