give some reasons why knowledge of earth science has increased in past few years

June 17, 2007 9:41am CST
hey this is for our recitation tomorrow. I hate it. I am now cramming at my fourth day as a sophomore haaaaa!!! This is for our Nat Sci course. Our professor left a reading assignment and I forgot it. heck! I researched about this on the net and its funny that I have seen a question exactly like this one in yahoo answers. I now think if the one who posted it was a student of my Prof also then. hihi! Here's the best answer but I NEED YOUR ANSWERS TOO.. THANKS! Science is cumulative. Newton said, "If I have seen further it is by standing on ye shoulders of giants" New and improved technology lets us do more and better observations and experiments. Much of that is fueled by new science. Industrialization has so improved our productivity that mankind no longer needs to devote all its efforts to survival. I wish we made better use of that luxury. Some societies choose to invest in science for the long-term benefit of man, even if the benefit is not immediate. Libraries, electronic publishing, the Internet, search engines, and email have greatly improved communication for scientific endeavors and results. This helps qualified individuals educate themselves, despite poor public education. If you use some of my thoughts in your recitation, please cite me as a reference. Thanks in advance for your intellectual honesty. Source(s):
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