CANSCIENCE MAKE LIFE BETTER?

CAN SCIENCE MAKE LIFE BETTER?
D. R. Khashaba

The Independent on February 1, 2017, tells us: “”Quantum computing breakthrough could help ‘change life completely’, say scientists.” This is followed, in quotes, by: “It is the Holy Grail of science … we will be able to do certain things we could never even dream of before.”
When has science stopped enabling us “do certain things we could never even dream of before” — from turning a stone into a cutting edge to destroying a city by a single bomb? But has it ever improved the quality of life? More importantly, has it made us inwardly a worthier kind of being? Have all the achievements of science made us more sensitive to beauty than the flower-painters of ancient China or more aware of the vanity of our dreams than Gautama the Buddha? The hubris of science is blinding us to what is truly real and truly valuable in us.
D. R. Khashaba
February 1, 2017
Posted to https://philosophia937.wordpress.com and http://khashaba.blogspot.com

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