Science As A Science For Everyone Essay

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Science for Who: A Science For Everyone

What is science, how did it all begin, and most importantly, for what purpose was it used in ancient civilizations? Well, for any mildly learned science student, one could postulate that science is a natural phenomena that has always been part of human cultures since infancy. From the very first moments of existence, “Homo sapiens had to use observation to build systematic knowledge about animal behavior and anatomy, as well as the life cycles of edible plants, and various cycles in nature, like the seasons” (Montgomery, Kumar, 1). Note, the following: “Build systematic knowledge.” This phrase is in essence, the definition of what science is. Thus, one could further postulate that “science is the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment” (Oxford dictionary). From the state of nature that early man lived, a state that was not ruled by any governmental structure, man paved its way towards the eventual emergence of an agrarian lifestyle. And it was from this emergence that ignited an eventual need for a form civil governance, a type of social contract of some sort. From this, came about the emergence of civilizations. Science has its roots in Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, and China; these civilizations utilized there environment, and their intellectual capabilities to the best of there abilities, and it was…

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