The Beauty of Science MAG

By Reed D., Cohasset, MA

     The Union Army will be remembered as winning the Civil War. Genghis Khan will be remembered for invading China. Yet Darwin’s Theory of Evolution may change as may Newton’s Three Laws of Motion. Unlike history or basic mathematics, the world of science changes ad infinitum.

Science is unique because every day something new is discovered, often changing or challenging older theories. Science, from quarks and leptons to the galaxy clusters of our universe, holds immeasurable secrets that are exposed every day. With each new discovery the human race decodes a few more words of the ancient scroll that is the cosmos. Day by day, we decipher the code of the universe. Unlike history and literature which can be explored only so far, science is endless. Its beauty is that it represents the past, the present, and the future; there may always be something new to discover.

No matter how well humans understand the universe, science will still have a long future. This fact has been demonstrated to me by the diverse modifications I have witnessed in science in just my 17 years. In less than two decades, I have witnessed an enormous advance in technology as well as general knowledge of science. Surgeries that were thought complex at my birth are now routine, and computers once classified as sophisticated are archaic. Pluto, which during my childhood was considered a planet of our solar system, has been reclassified.

If such dramatic developments can occur in such a short time, who knows what the world will be like by the next century? This makes science distinctive; the realization that a more efficient technique to solve the world’s most thorny troubles may be just around the bend. Perhaps an efficient way to kill certain cancer cells or eradicate HIV is imminent. Science is enthralling because the answers to these troubles that plague the world today exist and could be discovered at any moment.



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on Dec. 8 2016 at 1:43 pm
ramosfreddy BRONZE, Sacramento, California
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i need this for school subject. keep up the good work.

THANKS said...
on Jan. 31 2014 at 11:34 am
Thanks for this article man, I needed this for school as subject.!

on Jun. 8 2013 at 10:00 am
LittleDreamer BRONZE, New Delhi, Other
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Awesome article :') You covered up all my fascinations with science and summed it up beautifully! Indeed, Science is amazing, it's beautiful, it's logical, it's fascinating - Loved this article! 5/5!

Vitros SILVER said...
on Dec. 16 2012 at 5:46 pm
Vitros SILVER, Park Ridge, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into, but the way those atoms are put together.
-Carl Sagan

[Smiles broadly].  I hear the same passion in your words that fills the ideas of Sagan, Feynman, Tyson and the entire scientific community.  We have such power, us humans.  To stand before this vast Cosmos as such small beings, that is impressive.  To stand before the even more daunting doubt and volatility of belief that science dictates, that is enlightening, enthralling,even.  We have this power to attempt to understand the true way things are.  In this, we are beautiful.  Powerful. Human.

on May. 9 2011 at 2:17 pm
peace_love_beauty PLATINUM, Florien, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalms 23:4

I love science! When I was a little kid I always wanted to be a scientist! =D

boklenhle GOLD said...
on Feb. 25 2011 at 2:51 pm
boklenhle GOLD, North Platte, Nebraska
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Favorite Quote:
Our scars tell us where we have been, but do not have to dictate where we are going.

I love science!! :) But, about the Pluto thing... I don't understand how you can call Pluto a planet for so long and then just go, "Oh, it's not a planet. We're just changing everything you learned in fifth grade. Don't worry about it."

on Jul. 28 2010 at 11:49 pm
WriterFanatic PLATINUM, DesMoines, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
By Gandhi.

I agree so much! I find science fascinating too great work

on Jun. 28 2010 at 1:11 pm
Stargirl212 GOLD, Atlanta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"No matter how dark the sky, you'll always have the stars."

Great article. I too love science, and I agree completely withj you! Good job!

Shelly-T GOLD said...
on Jun. 22 2010 at 3:51 pm
Shelly-T GOLD, Romeoville, Illinois
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This is lovely!  You did an excellent job.  I love science and found great pleasure in reading it! 


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