The Science Haves and Have-Nots

Today the greatest divide within humanity is not between races, or religions, or even, as widely believes, between the literate and illiterate. It is the chasm that separates scientific from prescientific cultures. Without the instruments and accumulated knowledge of the natural sciences--physics, chemistry, and biology--humans are trapped in a cognitive prison. They are like intelligent fish born in a deep, shadowed pool. Wondering and restless, longing to reach out, they think about the world outside. They invent ingenious speculations and myths about the origin of the confining waters, of the sun and the sky and the stars above, and the meaning of their own existence. But they are wrong, always wrong, because the world is too remote from ordinary experience to be merely imagined.


Without science, people are trapped within a "cognitive prison".

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 Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Wilson, E. O. (1998), Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, Retrieved on -0001-11-30


02 MAY 2013

 Science Improves Our Quality of Life

Examples of science, technology, and invention improving the human condition.