The Future Of Science And The History Of Humans

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Within the last century, humans have made incredible discoveries. Inventions such as the radio, phone, and computer increased worldwide communication. Cars and airplanes make travel easier than ever before. Humans can reach great depths because of the invention of the submarine and the rocket took man to space. Energy is being harnessed and in many new ways such as nuclear and solar power. Advancements in medicine have increased human lifespan and health. Each day the human race is getting smarter and this is because humans use the knowledge of their predecessors to accelerate their species advancement. By building off past science and technology, humans have been able to achieve great things that were never before fathomed. Science allows …show more content…
The fire, the wheel, and irrigation systems are early inventions that that are examples science being used to improve the quality of human life, but skip forward a couple thousand years and you begin to see a rise in humans questioning the world around them. This is our modern day idea of science: The process of asking questions and trying to answer them, which leads to many discoveries. Physics started to be explored by scientists such as Issac Newton and Albert Einstein and humans began to comprehend energy and movement in a deeper way than ever before, which led to new technologies. For example, increased knowledge about electricity and light contributed to the making of useful inventions such as the lightbulb and camera. Out of curiosity scientists also explored fields such as chemistry, biology, and psychology. The exploration of new ideas led to a growth of scientific expertise, which “is a process of becoming rather than a crystallized state of being or knowing” (Carr 19). Scientists perform their expertise in ways that continually increase knowledge. These experts then combine their findings to create new technologies in order to make society more efficient.The increase in efficiency of humans is rising in an exponential way as new discoveries spring off the previous scientific …show more content…
Our Earth currently cannot sustain human’s rapid population growth. Resources such as food, water, shelter, and energy are limited. So what do we do? Again we turn to science. We question what we can do to make life better for the human race, and then scientists create ways that help us improve our society. This is how scientists maintain the privileged status they hold today. People trust scientists because of the advancements they made in the past, and the ideas they present for the future. As mentioned earlier, historically, scientists have greatly improved society, so in turn, society seeks scientists to resolve their issues. Scientists have power over politics because “scientists are judged to be rational because they are based on ‘objective’ data gathered through rational procedures, and evaluated by the scientific community” (Nelkin 36). The current formal conduct of science combined with the successful history of the enactment of scientific procedures lead society to believe that science is fact. People then use these “facts” to argue for or against change. On a large level, science allows the human race to rise in efficiency, knowledge, and power, while on a small level science contributes to changes in the way communities grow. Overall, science gives the human species power to make advancements, and in return scientists gain trust from

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