Science and technology provide many societal benefits, such as the enhancement of economic growth or quality of life. 25: Research in the field of science and technology has made people open-minded and cosmopolitan, because the Scientist does not like to travel on the beaten track and he always tries to find out new things, new explorations, new discoveries and new inventions.
Instead, supernatural explanations should be left a matter of personal belief outside the scope of science Methodological naturalism maintains that proper science requires strict adherence to empirical study and independent verification as a process for properly developing and evaluating explanations for observable phenomena.
A relational narrative for science that speaks to the need to reconcile the human with the material, and that draws on ancient wisdom, contributes to the construction of new pathways to a healthier public discourse, and an interdisciplinary educational project that is faithful to the story of human engagement with the apparently chaotic, inhuman materiality of nature, yet one whose future must be negotiated alongside our own.
The philosopher Jean-Pierre Dupuy, commenting in 2010 on a Europe-wide project using narrative analysis of public debates around nanotechnology, shows that they draw instead on both ancient and modern â€˜narratives of despair’, creating an undertow to any discussion of â€˜troubled technologies’ that, if unrecognised, renders effective public consultation impossible.
The government funding proportion in certain industries is higher, and it dominates research in social science and humanities Similarly, with some exceptions (e.g. biotechnology ) government provides the bulk of the funds for basic scientific research Many governments have dedicated agencies to support scientific research.