Technology and Religion

Technology and Religion

Susan Ella George (University of South Australia, Australia)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-714-0.ch001
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Abstract

This text examines technology and religion. We start by pausing to define technology. We find that the superficial definitions describe examples of technology. The deeper definitions seek to identify its nature and essence. Overall, technology is to be distinguished from science. Unlike science, technology is applied to daily life. Science seeks knowledge as an end in itself. Science can be considered to be “neutral,” without any moral or ethical bias, while technology can never be neutral because it is applied. In technology, there are questions of what applications are made and what is done with the technological product.

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