The progress of science has been detrimental rather than beneficial to mankind.W

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  1. gajanis786 profile image83
    gajanis786posted 7 years ago

    The progress of science has been detrimental rather than beneficial to mankind.What are your views?

  2. saanj H profile image72
    saanj Hposted 7 years ago

    That depends entirely on every individual's perception. i feel science has benefited mankind. on the same footing I also agree that there have been detrimental consequences of science to mankind. Nevertheless, the benefits suppress the losses

  3. chspublish profile image81
    chspublishposted 7 years ago

    I'm not sure what is meant by 'detrimental'. so I'm having difficulty trying to give a very open answer.
    My understanding of ourselves as human beings on this planet is, that we are governed by the laws of nature. As we find out more and more about how we work as a speices and how the rest of the species and planet works, I see the benefits to us all and the knowledge therein.
    I would come from the position that knowing is better than not knowing. Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is dangerous.
    I would rather make discoveries from experiments and knowledge rather than rely on hearsay and runour and stories.
    Science, I believe, has helped to advance our living time on the planet - that has to be a favorable thing as we can make more and more use of our brain power for understanding and our ability to be compassionate about the order of things on this planet. We make mistakes but we also try to learn from mistakes. It's the trying that counts.
    By'detrimental' do you mean destructive and a disregard of natural laws and the order of things? Or are you talking about the place of God in our lives?
    Expanding conscious awareness has to be our goal as we get more and more familiar with how things work. As we increase our knowledge and finiding out, I believe we will increase our knowledge and understanding of a Source of All.
    I believe we're on a mission of finding out over the millenia of time and we must coinduct ourselves in an orderly fashion and focus our attention. That's when we do our best finding out. We have much to do and a long way to go. So onward.
    What do you think? Thanks for the question.

  4. bheem profile image70
    bheemposted 7 years ago

    anything has its own merits besides some demerits. Even if you are able to ask this question on the net to so many viewers it was due to progress of science :-)

    Spirituality is thought to be good for mankind but it is also responsible for growth of terrorists, religious conflicts etc.

    So it depends upon us how we use anything because even a rose plant has roses along with thorns on the same branch. But we select roses instead of thorns............

  5. n.pady profile image54
    n.padyposted 7 years ago

    these are 2 sides of the same coin. there are benefits and also disadvantages. if we keep thinking about both the sides, then i think we will never be able to achieve anything or make any kind of progress

  6. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    which part of science? we can heal diseases that used to be a death sentence so i see that as a possitive things.

  7. Wayne Brown profile image83
    Wayne Brownposted 7 years ago

    I do not think the progress of "true science" has been detrimental to mankind. I believe there are many among us who want to employ principles of "psuedo-science" and use the results as pure fact in the directions we pursue. Nowhere was that more obvious than Al Gore and his cronies attempting to sway the public with their environmental skew. Too many of these so-called activist organization that profess to only care about our planet, our environment, our whales, etc. seem to follow the same path in passing the collection plate around very frequently.  Those who direct these organizations live the high life in too many cases off of money they have collected from some rather naive but wishful thinking victims. WB

  8. Jarn profile image80
    Jarnposted 7 years ago

    Statistically speaking, you would be dead right now were it not for the advances of medical science. Vaccines, transplants, cancer treatments, antibiotics, surgery of all kinds. It keeps people alive, so saying the progresses of science have been detrimental to mankind is only a point of view you can take from the species as a whole. Darwin's theory of evolution being what it is, medical science allows unhealthhy people survive long enough to pass on their genetics, true enough. But from an individual's perspective, science is beneficial. It makes our lives easier in every way. If a family member has been close to death and saved, can you honestly say you would prefer the science that saved his/her life didn't exist?

  9. Lisa HW profile image66
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    Wow.  I would definitely disagree with this thinking.  There are some negative consequences that have resulted from some things associated with scientific advancement; but, for the most part, I think mankind if far, far, better off with today's scientific advancements, as compared to how things were before science made the progress it has.

 
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