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What Science Does To Nature: Science, Humans, Nature Writing 2 Professor Miller October 14, 2006 What Science Does to Nature 1
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Living in our generation has been and is an experience that includes discovering new ways to make our lives easier. However, scientific discoveries are not just games of finding new things; every time we play with science, we are also playing with nature. The more science is dealt with, the more chemicals are put out in our living spaces, in nature, and these chemicals aren’t very good for us or animals and plants for the most part. This does not mean that we shouldn’t experiment at all because not just bad things come out of all experiments, but we should take more in to consideration what gets harmed when we do these experiments and limit our curiosity to the necessary. Humans and nature will be better off that way then they will be if this continues. Through the following questions this concept is clearly shown: 1. Are we caretakers of nature, small parts of nature, or controllers of nature? 2. Are scientific advances more important than other ways of understanding human’s role in nature? 3. Is there a ticking clock on this issue? If so, what should we do right now to help make changes? Are we caretakers of nature, small parts Of nature, or controllers of nature? I believe we are controllers of nature. Whether the outcome is good or bad, what we as greedy humans can get in our hands and rule over, we do. With all the scientific chemicals we’ve came out with for example, we attempt to have control over the “bad” animals like spiders and poisonous plants by killing them. The article “Obligation to Endure” by Rachel Carson (1962) states, “How could intelligent beings seek to control few unwanted species by a method that contaminated the entire environment and brought the threat of disease and death over to their own kind?” (p.480). Carson points out how as intelligent as we humans are, we don’t see the big What Science Does to Nature 2
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picture of what this killing of plants and animals does. Its as if we forget that we are also killing
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course WRIT 2 taught by Professor Gahan during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.

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