As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more complex and mysterious.
43 The increasingly rapid pace of life today causes more problems than it solves.
109 Some people believe that scientific discoveries have given us a much better understanding of the world around us. Others believe that science has revealed to us that the world is infinitely more complex than we ever realized.
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Claim: It is no longer possible for a society to regard any living man or woman as a hero.
Reason: The reputation of anyone who is subjected to media scrutiny will eventually be diminished.
Scientists and other researchers should focus their research on areas that are likely to benefit the greatest number of people.
131 Claim: Researchers should not limit their investigations to only those areas in which they expect to discover something that has an immediate, practical application.
Reason: It is impossible to predict the outcome of a line of research with any certainty.
1 As people rely more and more on technology to solve problems, the ability of humans to think for themselves will surely deteriorate.
27 In any field of inquiry, the beginner is more likely than the expert to make important contributions.
64 The human mind will always be superior to machines because machines are only tools of human minds.
91 The primary goal of technological advancement should be to increase people's efficiency so that they have more leisure time.
132 Some people believe that our ever-increasing use of technology significantly reduces our opportunities for human interaction. Other people believe that technology provides us with new and better ways to communicate and connect with one another.