In this essay i will be explaining why disagree with the statement “Is it sometimes right to prevent scientific development and discovery” I will be doing at least over 700 words explaining why i disagree with this statement.
Lets look back at our past, Without scientific discovery, where would we be now? Modern transport wouldn’t even be close to what it is now, Imagine if the Wright brothers never built that plane, You wouldn’t be able to experience what our ancestors dreamed of, Cars would be horses, Plagues would be rotting our streets people in many different countries, Without it we would be stuck in a unfair, cruel world, Racism wouldn’t be a crime, Gay people would not have fair legalized marriage, it would be a disaster! Just think about how lucky you really are! Now we’ve looked at our past, lets look at our future.
What would you do if your kids had the same phone as you currently have, I know this is exaggerated but how would you like to have the same phone, the same TV and even the same software, Imagine video games are the same, Grand theft auto 5 for the rest of your life. It would be so boring and uninteresting. People in this modern society would be stuck repeating the same thing over and over, It would be like we are slaves, And we haven’t even discovered every bit of the world yet.
I believe another great reason to keep discovering and developing is we need to, as a race if we didn’t develop we wouldn’t get anywhere, Humans would never evolve and discover things, people wouldn’t have the features you see everyday, you probably wouldn’t be here right now. Why would you not want all these things? We would still think the world is flat if it wasn’t for Christopher Columbus and we wouldn’t know how electricity is conducted if it wasn’t for Benjamin Franklin.
Power and renewable energy is important for our future, Renewable energy provides substantial benefits for our climate, our health, and our economy. It dramatically reduces global warming emissions, improves public health, and provides jobs and other economic benefits. And since most renewable energy don’t require water for cooling, they dramatically reduce the water requirements for power production compared to fossil-fueled power plants.
Oxygen was first discovered by Swedish pharmacist Carl Wilhelm Scheele. He had discovered it by about 1772. Scheele called the gas “fire air” because it was the only known supporter of combustion, and wrote an account of this discovery in a manuscript he titled Treatise on Air and Fire, which he sent to his publisher in 1775. However, that document was not published until 1777. Meanwhile, oxygen was also identified by Joseph Priestly in 1774. Priestly discovered a colourless gas from heated red mercuric oxide. He found this gas was highly combustible. He called it dephlogisticated air. Priestly shared his discovery with the French scientist Antoine Lavoiser. Lavoiser was able to show oxygen supported animal life respiration. If we never discovered oxygen, the moon landing, submarines and many other things wouldn’t be here.
The discovery that fingerprints are unique to each individual, are left behind on objects a person touches and can be lifted off those items is nothing short of miraculous. This discovery completely changed the way that law enforcement conducted investigations. In today’s modern age, Jack the Ripper would eventually be caught. Even though it was 1823 when Jan Evangelista Purkinje noticed how unique our fingerprints are, it took some time for law enforcement to figure out ways to use this knowledge. Today, this discovery is used in everyday police work to stop crime and help society.
Not all discoveries are great, Some may be used for bad things, The legacy of the atomic bomb is mixed: it successfully put an end to World War II, but ushered in the nuclear arms race. Some of the greatest scientists of the time gathered in the early 1940s to figure out how to refine uranium and build an atomic bomb. Their work was called the Manhattan project In 1945, the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Tens of thousands of civilians were instantly killed, and Japan surrendered. These remain the only two nuclear bombs ever used in battle. Several of the scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project later urged the government to use nuclear power for peaceful purposes only. Nevertheless, many countries continue to stockpile nuclear weapons. Some people say the massive devastation that could result from nuclear weapons actually prevents countries from using them.
These were my reasons why i disagree with the statement “Is it sometimes right to prevent scientific development and discovery” i chose to disagree with this statement because i do disagree with it, I hope you enjoyed reading
By Alfie G 9W2S