• Question: Why is science important?

    Asked by killa to Colin, John, Kevin, Shikha, Triona on 13 Nov 2014.
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      Tríona O'Connell answered on 13 Nov 2014:

      Science helps us understand the world around us, and then allows us to use this knowledge to build solutions to problems such as curing disease, building affordable houses, organising sustainable energy. Science helps people to live longer lifes and can make many aspects of life easier and more enjoyable.
      Also, it keeps me employed, which is pretty important to me 🙂

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      Kevin Motherway answered on 18 Nov 2014:

      Science is not the answer to everything, but it is the best approach to getting a rational, repeatable and testable theories about how the world and cosmos works, works. It has freed human beings from irrational fears and superstitions and delivered cures for diseases and improved all our lives. It has certainly given me a very interesting job that I love !

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      Shikha Sharma answered on 18 Nov 2014:

      Hi Killa,

      Science is the most powerful and beautiful thing, human being ever created. We scientists can take pride to say that, if god created the entire universe, human created science to understand god’s creation. Science gives us the opportunity to know the origin of universe & everything else in the universe, the journey of universe and future of universe. It gives us an opportunity to advance our civilization from primitive stage to modern stage. It gives the opportunity to improve the quality of not only our life but also life of all living creatures. It gives opportunity save life. So each of us can point out infinite no. of wonderful things about science.