also lead to a practical breakthrough that affects how we live our lives. These effects are one of the major reasons people ascribe value to science. One of the main sticking points many people have with science is that it allows humans to â€œplay godâ€ (Stevenson, Byerly 20). In other words, science allows humans to far surpass our natural abilities and do things we could never have dreamt of previously. Depending on oneâ€™s point of view, this could be anything from a very bad to a very, very good thing. To some, the idea humans having the ability to far surpass our natural abilities is terrifying. They believe that humans are inherently limited creatures, and that as we lack perfect understanding of the universe, it can only be damaging forus to have the ability to do amazing things; we have a natural place inthe world, should understand and accept its limitations. They believe that science is evil because it gives humans abilities we should not have such as the ability to destroy our environment, remove forests, and create nuclear bombsSome people, however, have the opposite conception. They see humans as living in an imperfect world, and science allowing us to correct the wrongs that are perpetrated on us. These people would point
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