Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge - To What End? Summary & Analysis

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To What End? Summary and Analysis

The concept of consilience is beneficial in all areas of learning. Consilience implies that tangible phenomena evolve from material processes that can be reduced to the laws of physics. It shows that culture can only be explained when linked with natural sciences. In the twenty-first century when the information will be readily available there will be a need for the synthesis of information to make wise decisions.

Liberal arts should address issues of human existence to link science and humanities on all levels. Human progress stimulated technological advancement necessary for survival but damaging to the environment. Now the biological nature of humans can be altered at will. Genetic changes show tendencies towards rounder heads, skin protective proteins in some desert populations, erasing racial features through mixing, although individual variants increase. Humanity can choose a new direction of...

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