Science and Technology
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This paper compares the development of science and technology in two very different civilizations: China and Europe. The paper then examines how that development was influenced by the cultural, social, and political factors in both civilizations.
From the Paper:"It is easy to view scientific progress in a comparative fashion. Which power was 'better' at scientific progress, China or Europe, one might ask? But such a pairing of opposites is in fact a false dichotomy. Both civilizations saw, over the course of early modernity, tremendous technical as well as intellectual advances in their civilization's understanding of science. However, although Europe's religious and political intransigence to scientific discovery often presented itself as an obstacle, ultimately its greater openness and willingness to study and take into consideration advances of foreign cultures proved its 'making,' while China's geographical and political isolation, for all of its intellectual ferment proved its undoing in terms of becoming an early modern power of scientific discovery and innovation."
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Science and Technology (2005, October 16) Retrieved November 15, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/science-and-technology-61609/
"Science and Technology" 16 October 2005. Web. 15 November. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/science-and-technology-61609/>