Friday, December 7. 2019
Why have us humans devoted so much time and resources towards our knowledge, known as science, but on the other hand, why haven’t we demoted more. Our developments in science expand our knowledge on everything, they are the reason the average life span of a human is constantly increasing. Or could it be possible it’s the reason that we could be on the brink of extinction. It comes down to the morals of the person conducting the research, that’s what will decide how the discovery will impact humanity. If you take Robert Oppenheimer and compare him to Victor Frankenstein, they are very similar. They’re creations both had a major negative impact on humanity but had the potential to be extremely positive. When Oppenheimer made the atom bomb, he was living in the time of the second World War and the Americans used them in the bombing of Nagasaki close to one hundred thousand people. America could have used this development as a possible energy source instead of a tool for mass destruction. Although Victor’s creation wasn’t as destructive, it was smarter then the bomb and possibly the people controlling it. The creature knew to go after his family because there would be no greater pain on earth, so the grief to Victor would be equal of the Nagasaki bombing to humanity. Creating life could possibly be the greatest developments in history and Victor could have used his invention to further our knowledge of the broad spectrum of life, but of course he his arrogant and does not clearly think through his idea and decides to throw it away.
This is one of the greatest days in scientific history to send the first person into space and this is the potential that Victor’s creation had but never reached.
What do the scientist of the world have in store next? Will the average person even be able to have access to it. Who decides what information is released to the public and what percent of the information they do release is true. I believe that most major developments are kept in secrecy and Victor helps backup my theory because he hides his creation from the public and closes himself off from society while working on his creature.
Quote of the day
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
– Albert Einstein
Goalcast. “Top 30 Most Inspiring Albert Einstein Quotes.” Goalcast, Goalcast, 9 Oct. 2018, www.goalcast.com/2017/03/29/top-30-most-inspiring-albert-einstein-quotes/.
Major, JP. “Apollo 11 Launch (Original NASA Video).” YouTube, YouTube, 16 July 2012, www.youtube.com/watch?v=UExTN3_UOIY.