understanding - Coping with Fear It is a part of human...

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Coping with Fear It is a part of human nature to learn and adopt new ideas. According to Charles Darwin, humans continuously have been putting utmost efforts into understanding our environment and nature in order to survive and prevail on earth. It seems clear that we have invented and created countless notions and new technologies throughout history. By studying and understanding, we have overcome many stumbling blocks of our ancestors and learned several strategies of coping with the fear of the powerful or the unknown such as wild animals, diseases, natural disasters and other situations or factors that were once considered as a threat. With the help of empirical know- ledge, It seems as if we are capable of understanding things beyond the domain of human beings. We are able to see, interpret and predict things millions of light-years away from us. We even started to manipulate our own genes and other genetic factors. Marie Curie asserts, “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.” It seems as though there is nothing we cannot un- derstand on the basis of the knowledge gained from modern science today. Any unknown object can be categorized and interpreted based on hypotheses we have formulated. However, there are things that will never be understood by humans such as death and the existence of a soul; thus, understanding based on our science and logic can help us to conceptualize fundamental aspects
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