Since there are so many unanswered questions and as time goes on, new knowledge to acquire, the nature of science is really quite evolutionary. Science is the avenue for all sorts of careers and is absolutely essential in the discovery of improving life itself, learning more about the universe and how we can balance biological and ecological issues.
Asking if science voids itself is like asking if breathing will become unnatural. However, given the Des Cartes syndrome of human ego, I exist and if I exist, I might just know it all.
Sir Isaac Newton said, “I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”
That “great ocean of truth” is the cure to cancer, life on another planet, knowing more about the functions of the brain, how to sterilize malarial misquitoes, a finer tasting beer, travel free of gas and oil, saving the ocean itself…etc. The list is vast.
Science, by its very nature is a door to knowledge. It may not always and immediately hold the key to cure and answer, but certainly, the buried treasures are there.
How can one acknowledge the evolution of bacteria and virus’ and then ask if science, the “agent” who busted the blasted demons will obsolesce itself? Very interesting. In fact it hints of Apocolyptic stinky. Implosion.
“Science is restricted to natural explanations because, over time, that has proved to be the most productive framework in which to work.” -IslamOnline.net
Science says that the world is understandable. In other words, we can know and understand our world. But by the very character of nature, evolution and the variants uncontrolled, we can never cast sciense aside. Alas, it is much like water and air itself. We have to have science. Even if we evolved to immediate knowing and required no machinery nor paper and pen to converse or know, we would still have to deal with the natural world which does not immediately know us, nor does it pay us regard. Rather, we have to regard it and care for it and discover it.
Will someone please invent grass which only grows 2 inches and never requires mowing?
The organic brain itself is proof that science opens doors to greater understanding. Did we not call mental illness, demon possession, at one time? For which there was no cure? Did we not, at one time, believe the world to be flat and yet it turned out to be round like our heads with which we think?
Are there not those who think that we’ll never get beyond our need for oil? That there will never be a cure for cancer?