greeney2 wrote:People badmouth the results of science all the time, not science itself. Only a very few religions shun the use of modern science that I can think of, only Amish people come to mind. People badmouth the inventions of science everyday, that caused or created bigger problems, or at least the negative aspects of any given invention, affecting our society. We seem to have grouped almost every invention of man, or discovery of man, as a science ralated thing for this discussion. Nobody said to eliminate science, and nobody said to eliminate our modern things like Computers.
Shouldn't you be complaining about businesses that make the tech you have a problem with? Do scientists tell them what to manufacture?
It still doesn't matter, though, does it? Again I ask: What's the point in saying technology isn't always harmless? We all KNOW that. What do you propose be done about it?
Thats a good question, and the short answer is I think in some cases we do act on problems, and others we just accept them, and don't care. Things like chemicals are somewhat of a no brainer, nobody is giving up much when they say they are outlawing certain pesticides, or things like Chemical or biological warfare, etc. Other things the world just accepts, forinstance Chernobal showed us why Nuclear power plants with no containment buildings should be replaced, and Japan showed us the worst case senerio can happen in safe plants. California took action on car polution, so Detroit made a 49 state vehicle, and one equiped for California emissions.
With issues like cell phone/texting while driving, I would give heavy fines to adults, suspend licence for accidents, and for minors suspend until they are 18 for any useage, and for any accident until they were 21. Pull over and park, or pay a huge price IMHO.