John Marsden Writing Topic #117
Has Science killed more people than it has saved?**
I don’t know the exact number or ratio of people killed by Science to people saved by Science, however I believe in the long term that Science has saved more people than it has killed. I believe that the people that have been killed by Science was due to collateral damage, some if not all of the deaths would have occurred either due to lack of research, lack of incident and/or due to the need for Science to be improved and to learn from their deaths. For example, vaccinations would not have been developed had it not been for the people who experienced the diseases and the scientists and doctors that have learnt and researched from them.
**Reference: Marsden, J 1998, Everything I Know About Writing, Pan Macmillan, Australia.