TECHNO-SAPIENS: Human Evolution in Technological Era
Technology and science impact our daily lives in every field, from the cars we drive, cell phones we use, computers and networks we access and power we consume! In fact humans have always been greatly affected with the developments in new technology. Famous Poet Thoreau once said 'improved means to an unimproved end'. There is no escape from technology. In most cases this is not a problem though. Many people respect and admire technology because it is there to benefit them. Without the technological advances we have had over the years, the world would not be what it is today.
With the advancement in technology, human life is more comfortable like never before. There is almost no place that you can go where technology hasn't been used. Technology affects our daily lives in everything that we do; it saves time (time is money-more so these days),creates a world of endless learning and makes travelling to halfway around the world effortless. Technology has effected in almost every single respect one can think of, be it communication, entertainment, studies, industrialization, food industry, social efforts, business, comfort, luxury, efficiency etc., however there is also possibility to be misguided by technology. In those circumstances, people think that it is better to be without technology.
But I think that it is not possible, because this rapid growth of technology has not just come up like a shoot in a night, rather, it is gradual process, a process in the human evolution. Therefore this scientific paper is an attempt to prove that technology is a stage in the human evolution. For this cause, I would also explore in to the famous evolution theory propagated by Charles Darwin, for which the proofs would appear. Besides this, I would also do a relevant study on one of the famous quote of Vallalar, a famous Tamil poet. ‘To be Unique, be hungry and stay awakened’. I would try to bring out the misinterpretation of the quote to the present scenario. As I have already presented a philosophical article on the same topic at our philosophical academy, this paper is only a deeper probe into the same.
PLATO - A Holistic Philosopher
Christianity owes much to Plato, because it is on his concepts its doctrines and teachings remains intact till today. Next to the epistles of St. Paul, Platonic theories play the role of spinal cord for Christian traditions. It was St. Augustine, an initial doctor of the church who made this possible. Being a Neo-Platonist before his conversion, he adopted the concepts of Plato and Christianized it to authenticate the Christian aspect of ‘faith’ scientifically and logically. It is irrefutable that no other religion except, Christianity has a firm scientific explanations and certainly the tribute goes to Plato.
Being a believer of Christianity, I wanted to ensure deep root in my faith aspect. To know about a tree, we need to scrutinize the root of it. Platonic concepts are in a way part of the root of Christian tree. Henceforward, I took interest in doing my scientific paper on Plato. Even though my intention is to know the fundamentals of Christian faith, in no way, I have adopted it or biased in the progression of the paper.
I gratefully remember and vouchsafe a bouquet of thanks to Fr. Vincent Babu OFM Cap., my moderator and professor, who encouraged and lent a helping hand in my first endeavour in doing a scientific paper. In addition, I also acknowledge my gratitude towards the community members and my companions who are supporting me in all the ways possible.
MILESIAN PHILOSOPHERS - Methodology Assignment
The history of philosophy aims to give a connected account of the different attempts that have been made to solve the problem of existence, or to render intelligible to us our world of experience. In solidarity with this and aiming to contribute to this, for my assignment on methodology, I have researched and presented my scientific paper on ‘the milesian philosophers’. Even though it does not require much of conceptual work, I have dealt it with much endeavor, being my first attempt in this realm.
Few of the ancient peoples advanced far beyond the mythological stage, and perhaps none of them can be said to have developed a genuine philosophy except the Greek. They not only laid foundations upon which all subsequent systems of western thought have been reared, but formulated nearly all the answers with which European civilization occupied itself for two thousand years.
In spite of their being not very authentic, I was very much impressed and inspired by their first innovative and scientific approach into this new venture of philosophy. This is what made me to cling to this topic.
I gratefully remember and dedicate this-my first effort in doing scientific paper to Fr. Britto, my methodology professor, who patiently taught me the ABC of this subject, and also encouraged me and helped me to accomplish this work successfully.