Science and Technology: So What?
What kind of world do you think this would be without science or technology? I think about this and I come to the conclusion that the world actually might not be so bad and in some cases even better than it is today. I base my opinion on what I know. I cannot base my opinion on what I have been told. Example: They say that Louis Pasteur invented a method to stop milk and wine from causing sickness, a process that came to be called pasteurization.This may be true but then again I do not know? I know they said that Columbus discovered America but I have discovered many writings that say he didn’t and weren’t Indians already where they call America? As a matter of fact I can state unequivocally that pretty much everything I was taught in school was a lie. Even the way I was taught to read and write or do math I have discovered was a lie? A kind of low-grade fuel for the “automobile”. I uncovered faster and better ways to read,write and do math all by myself. I have to cut out all the fat so to speak and deal directly with the meat…so to speak. Heresay regardless of being correct or not is useless in my quest for truth and understanding. So…I contemplate the world and its inhabitants and its necessities and superfluities. I look at my life from birth to present and contemplate society and societies advances and I can easily categorize a few major areas of importance and relevance. Health (mental,physical and spiritual),living conditions,human development. A surprisingly short list? Nevertheless….using this criteria as I analyze the advances of modern society I inevitably come to the conclusion that perhaps we would be better off without science and technology. Example: No technology = no television. No television means I must go outside and be close to mother nature and inside I must be closer to my family etc. Most would say that technology like science has no doubt improved the living conditions of modern man but has it really? People are working harder than ever today to make ends meet…just to get food on the table in many cases and this is in America? Science Example: Science has created vaccinations and other cures for diseases etc right? When I think of how science benefits me directly I can only think of the study I read yesterday that said less educated people are dying younger. Which is a non sequitur (statement containing an illogical conclusion) since a study months ago showed that American high school seniors read at a 5th grade level. Everyone is miseducated so does that count as less education? Does miseducation count as less education? It should. If science has been so beneficial why are people dying younger today? http://politix.topix.com/homepage/2232-less-educated-americans-are-dying-younger Perhaps I would not have the material comforts that I enjoy today such as a smart phone but then again what good is a smart phone to an intelligent person who doesn’t particularly enjoy talking to stupid people? Perhaps I would not have a nice car to get to work in but I work from my home and really don’t need a car? Perhaps I’d have better relationships with my family,neighbors and community if there were no science or technology? Any thinking person must admit that it seems as if the more advancements are made in science and technology the more the human being becomes distant…less human? It seems to me that since I have been born the only thing I can see from science and technology is that now I’m observed 24/7,they’re experimenting with mapping the brain to determine how to influence (which is a subtle and kind word for control) people,they’re sending crap to mars which I cannot verify,they’ve created social networks to waste my time and herd sheep into cyber cages of their own choosing and they have created better idiot boxes and weapons (to kill the body and the mind) and cell phones to allow people to turn in their neighbor for pissing on his own garage or to report the funny looking guy with the turban to authorities all the while being groped themselves and being concerned that any day the fools in charge will legalize rape. It is 2012 and they can’t solve a drought? No cure for cancer or even the common cold? Can’t solve hunger or homelessness? Yeah…personally I’m not impressed with either science or technology. Technology and science? So what.
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