Compare And Contrast Wendell Berry And Wendell Slater

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The world in which we live in is constantly innovating right before our eyes and alas we do not have control to take precautions in order for science or technology to not control us. Technology is a prime example. One day we pressed buttons and the next day we are tapping or scrolling directly on a screen. Some of us make the decision to use a calculator to solve simple mathematical problems in everyday life instead of putting our minds to work. The simple accessibility to shortcuts such as calculators are deferring us from using our common sense and knowledge and can eventually lead to advancements in which we lose control of what we have invented. Two authors, Wendell Berry and Lauren Slater give us instances that portray what can result …show more content…
While being able to physically prove the necessary facts for others to deem reasonable, the scientist begins to create an advantage for their defense. “Instead, dysfunction is much more likely to result from a change-in relationships between several areas, and so psychosurgery is based on a flawed attempt to carry over the same physicalist thinking that has been so powerful in bodily medicine, inappropriately to the medicine of the mind.” (Slater) The world of physicalism that the study of medicine has adapted to, positively impacts the advancement in the world of medicine because of the impact that the results have proven. On the contrary, there is a trail that this desire for existing physical substances leaves behind and the minds of humans are being altered because of the disregard for possibilities and risks that medicine can provoke. The apple doesn 't fall far from the tree between the mindsets of science and medicine. Fused together, they are the epitome of the overall fundamentalism of physicalism. “Nor does he hesitate over the apparent difficulty of a material proof of the nonexistence of something immaterial” (Berry) Being a fundamentalist of science, Professor Weinberg firmly confides in the works of science and uses physical and factual evidence to prove a belief or thought. Correspondingly, the professor is inadequate in …show more content…
Unfortunately, the negatives have outweighed the positives for the fact that the consequences of projects, theories and inventions were not all thought through. Although the positive inventions guide recognition in the medical and scientific world, they have resulted in the discrepancies between human life and technology because professionals are choosing the future of their respected field over the future of human life. Granted that human life is being neglected, we are uncontrollably letting technology and science overpower our abilities. With this intention to keep the world on its feet by discovering shortcuts, technological advancements and innovative scientific theories, we have lost sight of our morals as a human population. In result of letting science and technology take its toll in everyday lives, we are losing beliefs and even our original minds that humans were aspired to live with. Although there may not be a way to control how “innovative” the world can be, there are certainly ways to stay alert to the infinite amount of possibilities that can result in malfunctions or even loss of

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