• Question: What is the most dangerous thing in science?

    Asked by elliejade to Asif, Laura, Lena, Sean, Viv on 19 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by v1997.
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      Sean Murphy answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      This may not be the sort of answer you were expecting, but I think the most dangerous thing in science is if we think we know everything. As I learn more about the world one thing I realize is how little we actually know. If we think that we already know everything then we will be unable to learn more about ourselves and the universe.

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      Lena Ciric answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      I think it must be working with radioactive materials – they’re really dangerous. I also think working in nuclear physics labs is pretty dangerous because of the massive amounts of energy that are used to do the experiments. And then there is working with deadly organisms like ebola virus and anthrax…

      Looks like I can’t make my mind up… 🙂

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      Viv Lyons answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      I think the most dangerous thing can be our misuse of science. There are some things that should be morally thought about. Personally I think stem cell research is a great thing that could have many benefits but nuclear weapons could destroy our world.