Unformatted text preview: “method of thought which obtains verifiable results by reasoning logically from observed fact,” yet few people would consider a poet a scientist (5). Orwell believes that people who are more interested in literature, history, and art rather than math and science are more likely to care about humanity and politics (8). Orwell also suggests that the worldwide spread of scientific knowledge may result in the “detriment of literature and history” (9). Orwell concludes his essay by referring to an article stating the American and British opposition to the atomic bond and inferring that the reason for the opposition must be because of the scientists’ literary and historical background (11)....
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- Spring '08
- Science, scientific knowledge