Science In Aldous Huxley's A Brave New World

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When thinking of progress, many idealize advancements in science and technology. Developments in science such as genetic engineering leads us to believe that it is beneficial to the society, but that may not be the case. In the novel Brave New World, Aldous Huxley writes about a “utopia” (World State) where science overrules the society. Huxley warns the readers that the advancement of science can be a threat to a society by satirizing how science is beneficial to the society. In the dystopian novel Brave New World, the advancement of science and technology changed mankind forever in regards of relationships, religion, and most importantly: emotions. One of the many scientific advances that Huxley writes about is in biology. The novel begins …show more content…
The World State society’s beginning of time is when Henry Ford invented Model T. Similar to how modern society has “B.C” for before Christ, the World State has “A.F” for after Ford as if Henry Ford is their god. "We have the World State now. And Ford 's Day celebrations, and Community Sings, and Solidarity Services" (52). The society celebrates and worship an inventor, as if their entire society is just a work of machinery. For ages, the day Sunday is the day that many participate in religion. People go to church or temples and just dedicate that one day in the week to God. This song is sung during the World State’s Soliditory Services,” Orgy-porgy, Ford and fun, Kiss the girls and make them One. Boys at one with girls at peace; Orgy-porgy gives release” (84). This song is sung during the World State’s Soliditory Services. Their Soliditory Services are parallel to present day’s religious services on Sundays. The Soliditory Services are what the government uses to keep the residents in conformity and societal rule. The Solidarity Service is one of numerous methods the World State uses to divert strong feelings in a manner that they introduce no risk to the power of the State. The society has knowledge of how religion was, yet they still believe in Ford as God. Huxley states, ¨"There was a thing, as I 've said before, called Christianity" (52). The tone of this statement and the context clearly says how much disrespect the society has for just the idea of Christianity. Christianity is a religion and like any religion, the foundation of it is always faith. Now the only faith that the World State has is in the founder of a motor company: Henry

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