From the outside, natural science seems so sober, exact, so "unstained" by cultural and individual subjectivity. It's so nice to believe that for example by proving Fermat's Last Theorem or the existence of Higgs' Boson, humanity has made an objective gain in the understanding of the world. "We know that to change an object's state of movement, a force needs to act on it", more or less so since Newton. But when you're inside, the pressure to find something, to publish something, the feeling of competition can be devastating and probably depends much on culture and politics. And you may decide that your cultural and individual subjectivity may necessarily have it's limits, but that on the other hand objective knowledge may not necessarily render your own existence better nor anyone's, but that its profit may depend on the social conditions in the society where use of it is made...
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