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Why We Need to Understand ScienceThe essay Why We Need to Understand Science by Carl Sagan is mainly about the importance of understanding science His importance to the popularization of science defending democratic traditions resisting nationalism defending humanism and arguing against geocentric viewsThe students here in America are not devoting as much time and effort into their studies as they should Carl Saganrenowned astrophysicist noticed this and has written an entire article describing this problem and how we as a country should deal with it In a collective worldstudy Sagan thinks that science replaces the religions function of temporarily filling gaps in our understanding but leaves religions benevolent social roles intact Sagan considers religion to be sociological in origin it is a construct created to bridge the gaps in our understanding of our world and ourselves Science has little influence on this aspect of religion except possible to reduce the amount of human need and suffering Sagan introduces the consequences of ignorance in the advantages and disadvantages of science in a rapidly deteriorating scientific societyScientists are human and thus not always right but many of us do worry about the negative consequences of the misuse of science and the damage it can cause to the publics opinion of and respect for science as well as having a desire to use science to avoid or mitigate other sorts of negative consequences in the world We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technologyI really agree with Sagan now 21st century people cannot live without any technology All technology we get from science most important in the world study science for a better future One could look at science and society in the same manner Meaning that there is an ideal subject one subject could be the truth and one could be deception Science in my opinion is the truth For example science is based
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