Thursday, December 01, 2016

More on the Natural Sciences

Please respond to both of the following questions/statements:

1. Is scientific knowledge valued for its own sake or more for the technology that it makes possible? Is there any science that can be pursued without the use of technology?

2. Should scientists be held morally responsible for the applications of their discoveries? To what extent would it be true to say that technological advances drive changes in values and morality? Is there any area of scientific knowledge that is morally unacceptable?