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Is science good?

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August 16, 2017 7:22AM

Science in itself is neither good nor bad. It depends on how science is used. If it is used to get at the truth, it is good. Sadly, though, instead of being used to get at the truth, it is sometimes used for other purposes.
Science has caused some atrocities, however it is also solely responsible for the survival of the sheer majority of the population.

For example. A single ammonia producing process (for fertiliser) discovered by science is now responsible for feeding 40% of the worlds population. That is about 3 billion people sustained by a single scientific process. However modern weapons would not exist without science. Science has been mostly applied for good, however there are a large amount of evils as a result too.

Science is neutral, what matters is how humans have applied it.