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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 13 2013: Life is a mysterious thing. We live in awe of everything it has to offer, and we know only a fraction of what it has to offer. Some people would call this the "magic" of life, you never know whats coming and what is out there. With science, there are many frontiers being explored, and things that were once thought impossible, are now occuring in everyday life. Things like a flat screen TV and cell phones were once seen as impossible and radical, but now our life revolves around it. Once useless food now has every nutrient that is necassary for life. Scientists can now code the DNA of living things, and change the outcome of nature. So where now is the mystery? Where is the magic? Where is nature? Science and Scientists have done quite the job on eliminating these things from our everyday life. Where people wondered how the sun worked back in the 1800's we now know it is a ball of gas, nothing special, nothing magical. This "magic" made life interesting and it gave everyon something to think about, and now there is no food for thought, even the most uneducated Americans know the answer to what the most brilliant once pondered on. How does this leave the "magic" in life for the rest of us? Sure there are scientists that are just as curious in many new frontiers as there were back then, but the difference is, everyone wanted to know back then, no people are content with what science has told them, and their ambition to discover how the "magic" works is gone in almost all of the population.

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