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SCIENCE V/S NATURE : Till a decade back,Moon was considered to be an inspiration for lovers to write,dedicate and revere ... a decade from now,it will be just another Airport...with all its mystical enigma gone for good.
How good or bad is it to interfere with nature to achieve scientific breakthroughs?

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Asked by shintsie, 19 Feb '10 07:36 pm
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I have heard a saying,' US and Russia are competing one another about who is the great fool?' from an eminent scientist. This statement was made by him about the voyage to moon and the feasibility of man living there. While it is possible to live on moon with technology support, the cost will be so prohibitive it is impossible to achieve that status. And hence do not worry and the scientific world will divert their attention from moon once they find what ever data they can acquire and will move on to other ventures.Such feats are necessary to elevate the confidence of men to achieve things. But the usefulness of these projects are debatable. While more than 40% of the world population is suffering from malnutrition such large scale wastage of money on projects which has no immediate bearings on the welfare of mankind is unnecessary. There are scores of other projects which need our immediate attention such as finding or preventing disease like AIDS, MND and finding a lasting solution ...more
Answered by Josna, 20 Feb '10 11:45 am

 
  
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Havent ya reached so far in ya LIFE by breaking all the laws of nature and at times decimating it in the progress. The same would continue and LIFE would exists unless man gestroys nature to a point of no return. Till then enjoy smiling and kissing under the runways lights of the lunar aerodrome
Answered by Saj Sierra, 24 Feb '10 08:51 pm

 
  
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Walter de la Mare wrote a poem titled Silver:

Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks the night in her silver shoon;
This way, and that, she peers, and sees
Silver fruit upon silver trees;
One by one the casements catch
Her beams beneath the silvery thatch;
Couched in his kennel, like a log,
With paws of silver sleeps the dog; ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 21 Feb '10 02:42 pm

 
  
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Very good question ! Its only natural with the advent of progress, technological revolutions, new inventions, you find existing barriers are broken, and this is termed as a Giant Leap forward or the Next big thing. Gradually, this becomes a benchmark for others to surpass and this goes on and on. Thats the reason why science can be so interesting. Its this progress that leads to new discoveries, new missions, new milestones, which can be a very amazing journey in itself. The negative aspect comes to light, only when one looks at how nature gets affected by all this never-ending discovery and break throughs. All this brings a serious thought, which would be. How far should one go in the name of inventions, discovery and innovations? Who draws the line ? All these actually, create a fierce debate, and endless controversy with many in favour and many opposed to it. Still, progress wont necessarily stop, unless the mission or invention backfires. I believe, one should ne ...more
Answered by Kavita Prsd, 20 Feb '10 01:40 am

 
  
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..over the centuries, lightning in cultures was viewed as part of a deity or a deity in of itself.
One of the most classic portrayals of this is of the Greek God Zeus.
An ancient story is when Zeus was at war against Cronus and the Titans, he released his brothers, Hades and Poseidon, along with the Cyclopes.
In turn, the Cyclopes gave Zeus the Thunderbolt as a weapon, which was near the beginning of Zeus himself. The thunderbolt became a popular symbol of Zeus and continues to be today.
The Aztecs also portrayed Lightning as a supernatural power of a god, The Aztec had a god named Tlaloc. In mythology, the god was the bringer not only of beneficial rain but of storms, killer lightning bolts, flood, and disease. Such stories are many.

and yet today we know that it is just a form of an electrical discharge although a very powerful one and accompanied by a thunder. Today we have tamed the electricity to such an extent that we are able to power it for various things including my ...more
Answered by M H Kisan, 22 Feb '10 12:13 am

 
  
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Thats what science is!!!
The more science develops, th more human reaches to it.
Answered by gkr, 28 Feb '10 01:50 pm

 
  
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No comrade.

Actually.....the Mayans, Babylonians, and perhaps Egyptians amongst others knew about the Moon, amongst other things as celestial bodies.

When the moon is discovered and familiarized, there is always Mars :) When the same s done w/ Mars, there's always Neptune....and when we've covered that, we can try and figure out what happens inside a black hole....

Science has eleven known dimensions, it is confirmed. We live in 3 and observe the fourth. Don't u wanna know what the fifth to eleventh look like???

We are not really "interfering" with nature., merely discovering it and exploring it, which is not a bad thing....I would absolutely LOVE to be the first dude to enter a black hole, though I know it ain't happening in my lifetime.

If we do not achieve scientific breakthroughs, then what will u do once sun becomes Red Giant? If we achieved some scientific mastery over terraforming, at least we have a chance of booking it to JUpiterian planet Europa or planet Er ...more
Answered by A Moin, 24 Feb '10 09:32 pm

 
  
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Moon will continue to be enigmatic and romantic
Answered by anil garg, 21 Feb '10 07:45 pm

 
  
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We cannot stop progress, in any field and respect..
But with all the scientific progress, the moon will still be our moon, from our 400 storeyed apartment.
And looking at it from there , romance will still spring from the human heart.
Answered by mohanbirsingh ghura, 20 Feb '10 07:17 pm

 
  
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For many a century we have looked up into the night sky and wondered about our Moon. Eventually, given time and scientific advances, we were able to fly to the Moon, land there, and come back again. Just as a poet once looked to the Moon and was inspired " Hey diddle, diddle, the cat and the fiddle. The cow jumped over the moon...," an astronaut once looked about the Earth and was inspired, " Would you check out the nose-cones on that gal...! " That's right, some astronaut, or astronaut wannabe gave us today's boob word...!! Inspiration is everywhere...!! But still, science is the study of the physical world and it manifestations, by using systematic observation and experiment. Nature, on the other hand, is the actual physical world including all natural phenomena and living things. Both are made up of rules that can be rooted in the concepts governing dynamics. In this millennium, scientists achieved spectacular advances in the fields of genetics, medicine, social sciences, technolo ...more
Answered by Dil Se, 20 Feb '10 12:40 pm

 
  
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