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8) Science brings society to the next level, ethics keep us there. Critically analyse.

Topic: Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

8) Science brings society to the next level, ethics keep us there. Critically analyse. (150 Words)

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Why this question

Conflict between science and ethics has broadened in the wake of rise of new technologies like AI, genetic engineering etc. However, there is  a need to integrate ethics with science, particularly when values of life and humanity become so vulnerable to cutting edge technologies. The question is an integral part of science-ethics discussions. It is related to the GS-4 syllabus; Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

Key demand of the question

The question wants us to analyse the given quotation and then form an opinion on its credibility, particularly in present times.

Structure of the answer

Introduction- You can introduce your answer with an example that corroborates or negates the essence of the given quotation. You can also mention some science-ethics dilemmas and connect them with the quotation.

Body- divide the body into two parts. In one part analyse different aspects of the given quotation. In the other part form an opinion on the given quotation by and then justify your opinion in points/examples. Compulsorily illustrate with minimum two examples. 

Conclusion- In the conclusion you can quote a related thought or give a few more examples which support your stand. Or you may give a futuristic view where ethics would become indispensable due to over reliance on technology in future.