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“The science deficit in our society has raised its ugly head and highlighted the paradox embedded in us”. Do you agree with the statement? Elucidate.

Topic:  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.

7. “The science deficit in our society has raised its ugly head and highlighted the paradox embedded in us”. Do you agree with the statement? Elucidate.(250 words)

Reference: Hindustan Times

Why this question:

The article talks about the significance of scientific temper in the society and its relevance.

Key demand of the question:

Explain the ill effects of science deficit in our society. Discuss what it has led us to and what needs to be done to overcome it.

Directive:

Elucidate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly define scientific temper and its importance.

Body:

  • Explain why there is deficit of scientific temper in our societies.
  • One can quote the response people are giving amidst the covid-19 scare such as reports of stigmatisation, ostracisation and eviction of not just those suspected of infection, but of airline staff who ferried them, and worse, of medical workers etc. that justify the deficit of scieintific thinking and decision making.
  • Discuss the ill-effects it is making on the society.
  • Suggest solutions to address the issue.

Conclusion:

Conclude with need to develop scientific temper among all the people of the society.