Love of science : Science of today is not the same that existed
I agree that science of today is not the same that existed in the remote past or before the emergence of modern science during the early modern period, when developments in mathematics, physics, astronomy, biology, medicine, and chemistry transformed views of society and nature. It could be from the year 1543 or later from the year 1700.
All the sciences are equipped for the quest of nature though not as to who created nature. If there were no nature, there will be no science. All the branches of science study nature and its findings are accurate only to the extent it does not contradict with nature; if there is an anomaly, it contradicts with nature; the relative science or its related experiments, findings and study is revised.
Neither up to the present time we have discovered the nature that exists in the universe fully nor, I think, we ever will be in a position to accomplish it. We have the idea of expanding universe; so with its expanding, the nature also expands.
It is true to say “Science of today is not the same that existed” in the past times. Can we roughly estimate pre modern era; ratio of human knowledge to the total concept of universe at that time? Can we also work out the ratio of present time human knowledge or concept of universe or nature in the year 2013? A comparison of both may tell us that the ratio is either the same or shows hardly any significant change.
As our modest exploration resources expand so does nature or maybe it expands manifold.
I think being in the present era we should not discount or put down the great men who existed in the ancient times. Our common ancestors while living in the caves or hunting down in the forests were as wise or more or less as we are now today. After all, the modern scientific era was raised on their shoulders; it did not usher in out of the blue.
The exploration of nature is not over yet; so the effort of science to discover it goes on and on.
While we must respect science or technological advances associated with it as it makes our life convenient in a way; but there is still much about human life that does not come within the purview of science. Science does not claim to be the be all and end all of human life. Within its defined limits science has done wonders .Its merits and achievement cannot be denied; but out of its limits, it may shed off its usefulness to much extent. There is more to life but science is an essential partner of life; this cannot be ignored. Those who demean it; they belittle themselves.
I love science and religion; both are essential for human life.
Note: This is with reference to my following post: