People who use science responsably can help make the world a better place.Science,if used without morals and ethics in mind can enslave the world to mediocre solutions to our problems.
Good uses and bad uses of technology are easily seen.
Nuclear power - Energy production - Dangerous but useful
Sustainable Energy production - bio - fuels - not intrinsically dangerous but useful.
Energy from water - splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen - not intrinsically dangerous if used properly and produces no pollution.
Man - made Pesticides - useful and some are proven to be dangerous to human and animal health.
Natural pesticides and companion planting useful ,but labor intensive.safe to use.
Cell-phones - safety is questionable as far as health of the environment from the electromagnetic radiation.The human body is prone to damaged cells when in close contact with the radiation they produce.
It ,often times is a question of con- viction or strong belief that what we do is good for us in every way or just some way.
FLOURIDE - was touted as being good for childrens teeth when it was first introduced .We have evidence that, it's not the case. The same is true of many pharmacuticals used today. Many if not all of them come with a disclaimer for legal reasons to protect their bottom line..
I often hear people say we live in the greatest country in the world. That may be true ,but it doesn't tell you how great we could be if we wanted to be.It ,just tells you other countries may not be as good as we are.What is the use of comparing a fairly good fruit with a rotten one?m