Humans Condemn and Revere Science

The attitude which the man in the street unconsciously adopts towards science is capricious and varied. At one moment he scorns the scientist for a highbrow, at another anathematizes him for blasphemously undermining his religion; but at the mention of a name like Edison he falls into a coma of veneration. When he stops to think, he does recognize, however, that the whole atmosphere of the world in which he lives is tinged by science, as is shown most immediately and strikingly by our modern conveniences and material resources. A little deeper thinking shows him that the influence of science goes much farther and colors the entire mental outlook of modern civilised man on the world about him.


They condemn it for hurting religion, but cherish the modern conveniences it provides.

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 Reflections of a Physicist
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Bridgman , P. W. (2010-09), Reflections of a Physicist, Kessinger Publishing, Retrieved on 2012-01-28
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