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Originally posted by Ralphy
In societies that hold intellectual knowledge as prestigious, it appears that science has emerged a following that resembles a cult. Now its fair to say that the intent of science is to be objective and unswayed by subjective opinions. Even though science sets out to be humble, it is not humble in practice because humans are molding it to please their egos rather than searching for accurate truth.
Some theories that scientist have identified themselves with are not easily challenged. It almost seems ludicrous to question theories that have been "proven." The attitude of questioning within science is related to sinning in religion. It seems okay to question God(this is not a god debate, just making a analogy) but question the theory of gravity and you will be mocked.
The sad part is that science can be a great tool to society but it is being held back due to pride within the scientific community. Another issue is that even when science does have breakthroughs, most of them are useless to most of the world. Cures to illness and technology costs far too much for many in the world to enjoy. So in the end, I believe science sets out with the best intentions but falls short because of the human condition limits the benefits of science for most of the world.
It seems okay to question God(this is not a god debate, just making a analogy) but question the theory of gravity and you will be mocked.