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“Science and technology are a complement to human instinct and intuition, not an alternative”, do you agree? Discuss.

Topic : Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of Family society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

6. “Science and technology are a complement to human instinct and intuition, not an alternative”, do you agree? Discuss. (250 words)

Reference: Live Mint 

Why the question:

The article presents to us the importance of human instinct and intuition in the age of science and technology.

Key Demand of the question:

The answer demands a balanced opinion of how human instincts and intuition are equally important to science and technology.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by suggesting how world has today moved way ahead in terms of development of science and technology.

Body:

Expand the meaning of the statement in question – “Science and technology are a complement to human instinct and intuition, not an alternative”. Discuss how sci and tech complement human instincts and intuitions. Use examples such as that of the current Covid-19 pandemic. Explain why it is importance and very relevant to recognise the role of human intelligence.

Take hints from the article and substantiate your answer with suitable examples.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a fair and balanced opinion.