STS ONLINE EXERCISE: The Needham Question and Science s Revelations

Listen, reflect and leave your comment/opinion on the Neeeham question nBe concise and clear — not more than five (5) sentences. Leave a comment on this post. Required: Comment per group and voluntary individual comments. Do not forget to indiciate your group number and section and for individual comment your name student number and section.



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2 Responses to STS ONLINE EXERCISE: The Needham Question and Science s Revelations

  1. Enrique Martinez says:

    It’s truly fascinating to hear that a country like China, whose economy nowadays is seemingly second to none (even to the United States), was perceived to have had period when Science seemed to be non-existent/not prosper like its European neighbors. The proposed answers for the Needham question gives us an idea on why such could be probable. I think the most compelling would have to be the cultural factor, wherein China’s main focus was to uphold traditions rather than to elevate in their sciences. They were then one of the most prosperous countries in the world and the need for their sciences to flourish wouldnt necessarily be a top priority. This lock of “statis”
    where in development was sustainable could be a great factor on why science didnt fundamentally grow.

    Enrique Lorenzo L. Martinez

  2. Eric Loyd Hilario says:

    The question on why science developed more in Europe than in China can be answered by looking at the political, economic and cultural aspects of these regions. By the time progress in science was happening in China, both China and Europe both had feudal economic systems where we can say the culture was backwards or too conservative to innovations and discoveries. When industrial revolution happened in Europe, which means capitalism came and replace feudalism, and China remained feudal, the development in sciences hyped as production flourished more and the culture was more liberated and more open to scientific discoveries and innovations.

    Hilario, Eric Loyd P.

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