Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 1 - Think and Discuss: 31

Answer

Answers may vary according to the discussion you have with your classmates. To take a classic example, knowledge of fire has proven to be more useful than harmful. More modern examples include knowledge of electricity (whose fruits include generators and motors) and medicine (resulting in the eradication of smallpox, the polio vaccine, etc.). A fear of such knowledge would arguably have been much more harmful than useful.
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