Book Review of ‘Risk – The Science and Politics of Fear’ By Dan Gardner

According to Gardner, our misjudgments originally stem from the fact that our brains have evolved to deal, very effectively, with the sort of immediate risks that we have historically encountered as a species, say as hunter-gatherers in the African savannah. But it is this same evolution that makes our brains singularly ill-adapted to the complexities of the modern 21st Century urban jungle and causes us to make egregious mistakes.

At the heart of Gardner’s explanation lies the idea that we have two different internal systems to react to events: roughly summarised as ‘head’ and ‘gut’. ‘Head’, a rational, reflective, but also slow-acting system, is often overridden by ‘gut’, a more intuitive, fast-acting system, which bases its recommendations on factors such as precedent and recency. For example, in the case of stressful situations, ‘head’ barely gets a say, and if so, then often too late.

Historically, ‘gut’ has served us very … Read More

The Relationship Between Science, Technology, and Society

Science and technology is the best thing society could ever ask for. Since the industrial revolution in the 18th century science has been in progress. Some sectors that have been boosted by science and technology are energy, physical sciences, information and communication. The society has greatly gained with the invention of technology.

Infrastructure in the society has grown with the help of science and technology. Modes of transport like electronic railway lines were realized and these actually benefited the society by offering them a better means of transport. In the past, almost everything was analog but thanks to the science and technology we are now being digitalized by the day. The invention of the telephone and radio services has broadened human communication.

Without society then there would be no science and technology and that is why the invention of certain tools and equipment have helped achieve big things. Society can … Read More

The Relationship Between Science, Know-how, And Society

Social constructionism is a mechanism, or method, that shapes one’s notion of society and reality. In keeping with Campaigner Uzma Noorami “Most often the husbands are attacking the women due to the facility structure that exists within our society; a very patriarchal system the place women are handled as commodities.” There has recently been a rise in acid assaults on men by girls, nonetheless as they say, “what goes round comes round,” and I see this as these males getting a good style of their very own medicine.

As people say that poverty is a illness, when the disease isn’t cured on time, it might kill the individual that is affected by it. Bringing it down to the human life, poverty leads people to hunger which later results in their death.

Social teams in greater classes all the time possess great deal of power that gives them alternative to subordinate … Read More