In the defense of Science

In his book “The Demon Haunted World, Science as a Candle in the Dark”, Carl Sagan presented some solid arguments in the favor of Science.

Queen Anne was the last Stuart monarch of Great Britain. In the last 17 years of 17th century, she was pregnant 18 times.

Only 5 children were born alive.Only one of them survived infancy.Even he died before reaching adulthood, before her coronation in 1702.

There was no evidence, no proof of any gender disorder. Queen Anne had the best medical care money could buy.

That was Pre-Modern medical practices, now forward the story to Modern Science practices.

Diseases that once tragically killed countless infants and children have been mitigated progressively and cured by Science, i.e by discovery of Microbial World.

Through Modern Science we get insights like:

Physician, midwives should wash their hands, to sterilize their instruments,

proper nutrition, public health and sanitation measures, antibiotic drugs, vaccines, decoding molecular structure of DNA, molecular biology, gene therapy, wiping off of Small-pox worldwide.

Carl Sagan concluded that in the developed world at least, parents have much better chance of seeing their children live to adulthood than did the heir to the throne of one of the most powerful nations on Earth in the late 17th century.

That is why we need science.