Western science


The discussion wills conceder the western science as having a vale because it is the foundation explanation of the existing nature. It will entail discussing different aspects of philosophy that gives an ultimate truth of the beginning of what’s existing. Technical, practical and experimental aspects will also hold still the theories that explain the existents of phenomenon and practices in this natural world. Human character is a science matter and it will be as well discussed viewing the portion that supports his existence and definitely focusing on political and social science. All this therefore will expound the significance of western science.

Schemes over the value of the western science have been observed over phase but its value is not free at all. Regarding different propositions made by philosophers, western science explains the basis of the existing nature and as well may propose the future happenings of the nature. According to science dictionary, the definition of the science it self does not leave out the phase of the social, technical and foundational science and therefore the unification of all this aspect explains vitally the value of the western science. Western science will tend to drive towards explaining the ultimate truth, the logical propositions in philosophy without merely leaving its weaknesses and critics in social and political science that may look uncertain.

The analysis of western science was done before over age’s buts its clear interpretation came in 127 B.C when Aristarchus explains positivism towards ultimate truth. David (2007) says that science is quantifiable and this leads to ultimate truth since facts and figures are collected for analysis and interpretation. The experiments are done in the lab and the results are taken for construal hence explaining why there is that aspect relationship between one component and the other therefore giving the mutual picture of the variables.

With David (2007) for instance, we can quantify the distance between two objects, the mass of different objects, the speed and even other quantifiable variables which gives us the results that will justify our thinking. Two vehicles, a lorry and a van, moving at a speed of 70 km/hr and 120 km/hr respectively give an explanation as to why there is an overtaking of a lorry by a van if both move at the respective constant speeds. The basic science we get from this is the relative speed that will explain the right proposition behind this matter.

Weber, a revolutionist in scientific management, came up with different scientific principles that support the success of an organization. Different organizations have different overall missions and goals. But since an organization accommodate diverse persons aligned together to perform a specific function, therefore there is set of standard scientific principles that unite all the stakeholders together to perform a core function.

Western science reveals a greater value when it comes to primary, secondary and tertiary education. In some part of eastern African countries, Thomson (2009), from his research discovered an ancient knowledge about snakes which was then integrated to the environmental science aspects. Deborah (2010) integrated these initiatives of the ancient knowledge and post modern knowledge into the education curriculum which later contribute to the economic development of different communities around the globe.

Apart from science modeling the development within the globe, Deborah (2010) sees the value of science when it comes to life sustainability. The machines that are used in the post modern world to enhance production hence supporting life is from the pool of western science. For instance, an airplane was an invention after stimulation from a flying bird. Today we can move easily around the globe looking for a better place for our life using valuable ideas of the scientists.

The purpose of western science is to give objective thoughts to complexities that happen in our daily life. According to David (2009), every course has a reason and therefore needs an objective explanation. Different beliefs have been used to explain the appearance of a rainbow during slow showers of rains. But with the post modern science that integrates these beliefs and talk in one language of science about this nature articulate that formation of rainbow is due to the refraction of light.

Weber’s inspiration on sociology in 1914 has apparently denied the independence of social world and the natural world. Therefore, the arguments of Weber during ‘social policy association’ remarked Zygmunt (1978) to give an imperative idea that the two scientific worlds are very crucial in today’s policy and administrative concerns. In order to give effective policies that will translate a good society, the social life of the people should be observed comparatively to avoid compromise situations.

Bertrand Russell (1945) stated that with history of philosophy it has its products as ethics and religious beliefs without merely leaving the scientific knowledge. To explain any philosophy therefore requires a justifiable theory which comes from the scientific knowledge that removes any uncertainty throughout a discussion for this. Consequently, the justifiable theory is the definite knowledge from science and this will do away with all the uncertainties.

In contrary therefore, the value of western science is not experienced in some parts of the globe particularly the African Nations. Most of the scientific revolutions affect the continent negatively. Reports from the biotechnology science do not support use of GMO’s in Africa. Robert (2008) sees the establishment of GMO’s in Africa will only be adopted by the urban policies and not the rural population. Launching of this technology will affect the health of the rural population and therefore it does not have any value for them.

He also gives a vivid description of why science may look value-free when he focuses on weakening of the nature due to hazards. Robert (2008) gives further details about ozone layer which has been affected due to science inventions. The efficiency of the layer in regulation of ultraviolent rays has been lowered due to these hazards and as a result affects human health.

Focusing on political science where social science is a core driver to policy implementation, the act of majority as a way of implementing policies makes western science be value-free. Not all people support the same policies in a country but the policies are implemented according to the majority and it does not conceder the minority. This therefore segregate a number of people in the society forcing them be part of the majority who they endorsed the policy. The conscious measures will come to the table regarding how the minority will be transformed into the current policies (Leon, 2000).

According to Patricia and Anthony (2008), the science cannot be of value without the support of the other elements of arts, philosophy and anthropology. This is explained by the philosophy of symbolic forms whereby the existence of a phenomenon is not only supported by one theory but many others that acts a stepping stones. The three elements therefore act as a complement that explains the western science theory.

In conclusion, western science is definitely an integral facet in the society where it integrates other disciplines to work collaboratively. It acts as a stepping stones in most of these disciplines giving mature and clear interpretation of phenomenon. It not only defines the differences and similarities that exist in these aspects, but also gather the diverse entities to fit together in the society. As from the discussion, though we value much the western science in economic development, there’re is clear spotlight that it defiles a race, culture, an activity or philosophy in a society.


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