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Does science take away the 'magic' in life?

It seems in today's society we know everything from atoms to what caused life. But does this take away the 'magic', the passion, the wonder in life. for example, if you were to watch a sun set, we are told it is formed because of gravity's pull and the rotation of planets compared if we did not know the function we would simply stare in wonder. I am not saying science is bad but that it turns our view of our surroundings into a mechanical engineering system, a system relying on statistics and data only. making our world cold. religion has often been denied by science the belief in God since the enlightenment has made church attendance at a all time low. So should we go back to the stone age and stop innovation? of course not however, does science take away the 'magic' in life? if so, should we embrace it? what steps should we take to preserve the 'soul' of life?


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  • May 12 2013: Yes science could add to the magic, but is it not the curiosity that makes the wonder or 'magic' and that curiosity is taken away by our knowledge on the subject. I am not implying science makes our current natural wonders completely boring however, it makes it less of a wonder. Using the example of a sunset, type that into Google (one of the worlds most used search engine) for a definition and what do you get? Do you get that thrill or that 'magic'? No, simply facts and data. Obviously this is different to seeing the sunset in real life but if you were then confronted with a sunset after studying the process' which takes place your whole experience changes.

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