Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Holton , Gerald James (1998-11-01), The Advancement of Science, and Its Burdens, Retrieved on 2012-06-05
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    05 JUN 2012

     Science Goals VS Society Goals

    To this day, we see all around us the Promethean drive to omnipotence through technology and to omniscience through science. The effecting of all things possible and the knowledge of all causes are the respective primary imperatives of technology and of science. But the motivating imperative of society continues to be the very different one of its physical and spiritual survival. It is now far less obvious than it was in Francis Bacon's world how to bring the three imperatives into harmony, a...
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    Science seeks omniscience, while society seeks survival and spiritualism.