02 JAN 2012 by ideonexus

 Davy Connects Science to Hope

But Davy wished to make even bigger, philosophical claims for the scientific spirit and imagination. Drawing on his previous exchanges with Coleridge about the ‘hopeful’ nature of scientific progress, he put before his audience a vision of human civilisation itself, brought into being by the scientific drive to enquire and create. Science had woken and energised mankind from his primal ignorance and ‘slumber’. This was in effect Davy’s version of the Prometheus myth: ‘Man, in what...
Folksonomies: science virtue hope
Folksonomies: science virtue hope
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Science is Hope according to the former President of the Royal Society.