The debate "Science is a threat to society and mankind" was started by
January 15, 2015, 2:33 pm.
13 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 38 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most people are against to this statement.
Unfathomable posted 2 arguments to the agreers part.
amwright posted 1 argument, Vigilante posted 4 arguments, SpiritofDeath posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
Unfathomable, Officialrenaldi, wmd, Raissa, kennediharris515, Wantonjon and 7 visitors agree.
amwright, Vigilante, username_gracie, Somya, Bailz, CodeGonzalez, true_debate_life, sophistry, Gurkavitch, mdavis1309, SpiritofDeath, krusty, Ankz, Intellect, JonL, Loui, castor and 21 visitors disagree.
spiritofdeath I like your way of thinking!!
you do realize everything you see, hear and touch is held together by what you want gone......science!!
we are held together by science!!
if science is the cause for all the weaponary deaths (which it isn't!) then it's also responsible for all the lives saved through scientific knowledge and research as well.
if we didn't have the weapons it wouldn't occur????
no no no!!!
that's like someone saying that they wouldn't of murdered that person if that axe hadn't been near by... it's the axes fault of course!
see the ridiculously warped thinking??
yes mistakes are irreversible....so stop pondering on what it is like without science and focus on using it to help people.
its not sciences fault at all..smh..Humans research and research they find answers they find information to help them make these things. they could choose not to make them but they don't. science doesn't hold a gun to their head and say hey make a f**kin nuke...
I can see why you would say that we are the problem, and that "a worker cannot blame it's tools". I agree with you completely with that point, but I don't quite think that you get what I'm trying to say.
Yes, there is an issue with us (humans), but with science has contributed to this issue. We have created things that essentially make us even worse. If science wasn't here in the first place, we wouldn't have developed such problems.
For example, if nuclear weapons were never created by scientists, there would be no threat for nuclear wars. Yes, we are the ones deciding on the nuclear war. But if we didn't have the weapons, it wouldn't be able to occur. So even if we did decide to fight, no weapons means either no fight or a fight with less casualties.
I'm not trying to blame science for making man-kind the way it is now. I'm only trying to say that it's not entirely man-kind's fault, and rather science has done a great deal of contribution to man-kind's issue.
I also do agree with you that humans learn from their mistakes. I've been told that all my life xD. But some mistakes humans make are irreversible. Maybe you might learn from that mistake. But the problem is that you might have already done a great deal of damage. And that'll more difficult to fix. It won't quite be those problems where you simply say "Sorry. I won't do it again." >.>
I see exactly where your coming from, you've got a great deal right, and I agree with you on the technology and so forth, but its misdirected......
science is not the problem, we are the problem!
we have free will, science isn't a communist thing, these people have used science.
its like a worker blaming his tools for all his mistakes, you cannot blame the tool, but only the one that uses it.
see what I mean?
the beauty of humanity though is that we learn from our mistakes, so the next generations will learn and work not to make our mistakes again.....its up to the workers, not the tools.
To Vigilante: This isn't a ridiculous thought. Maybe you should consider what I'm trying to say first.
First off, science has greatly increased the capability of men and women to kill each other. I mean, it is partly the fault of humans that they are fighting, but science almost encourages them to fight by supplying and creating dangerous and powerful weapons. Wars which used to be fought face to face on the battlefield, with comparatively few casualties, are now fought from miles away in anonymity. Stockpiled nuclear weapons give men (and women) the capability of obliterating the entire world ten times over.
Secondly, science has perverted the fundamental basis of human
relations. Nowdays, instead of talking face to face, we rely on communication through the foolish little scientific creations known as technology. I understand that technology has helped humans in many, many ways, but we're becoming much too dependant on it. The word ?society? itself comes from ?socialisation? ? the idea of interaction and communication. With the advent of inventions such as the Internet, television and computer games, we are now communing with a lifeless collection of microchips, not each other.
I've got more arguements. But I can let you speak first. xD
of all the ridiculous arguements....
threat to society????
that's like saying truth is a threat to society, science is truth!
God and science are in union not opposition, god is science, God is the Primary cause.
and if you consider science a threat, you must be pretty freaked out about reality aye?
because science is everywhere!
somehow I don't think its planning to corner and eat us though.
maybe think more before putting your ramblings online...
Religion is a threat to society and mankind, science forces us to take responsibility for the well being of ourselves, our species, and our world. Religion was created to answer the questions that we're learning to answer today with science. We've abolished the ideas of god's of water, wind, sun, and what have you, because of scientific discovery. We don't have all the answers yet, but that doesn't mean they're not there.