The greatest blessing to humanity is the advent of Science for bringing social prosperity through spread of knowledge and education. In science, experiments may not provide the results that they may predict. Calculus, the mathematics of continuous change, underpins many of the sciences. In Part Five of his Opus Magus Bacon challenges ancient Greek ideas about vision and includes several experiments with light that include all seven steps of the scientific method.
In school where students are exposed to the contributions of natural philosophers and scientists to the history of science from many cultures spanning the ancient and modern times, they learn about the world we all live in and about themselves. Other times, experiments do not perform to standards.
Not only this as science makes our lives more comfortable through inventions such as air conditioners, heaters and, cars, we do not realize that our comfort as human beings has come at the expense of nature. By responding to public misconceptions about science and evidence and engaging with the media, this active community of 3,000+ researchers is changing the way the public and the media view science and scientists.
Iron supplements, for example, can change foods’ taste and color, making people less likely to use them, says Ana Jaklenec, a biomedical engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge. At Science Foundation Ireland, we believe in the ability of science, technology, engineering & maths to effect positive change in the world and drive a sustainable international economy.
The call to a questioning relationship of the mind from this ancient and enigmatic source feeds questions of purpose in the human engagement with nature from a cultural depth that a restriction to contemporary discourse does not touch. If scientists on one hand and religious people on the other hand are reluctant to change their views (maybe partly because it would force them to change their whole personal identity), philosophers ought to be seeking the truth without prejudice.