“But science cannot help us decide what to do with that world, or how to live. Science can make a nuclear reactor, but it cannot tell us not to build it. Science can make pesticide, but cannot tell us not to use it.” ~ Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
As I said in my review of Jurassic Park, this novel does an amazing job of really making you question whether some scientific advancements really should be pursued. This is precisely why the arts and humanities are still so important in today’s technological world. Scientific advancements are no good if we don’t have the cultural values and standards set by which to utilize them. I would argue that the rise of science and technology has made studying the humanities more important than ever before.
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