Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

I don't think scientists should be obligated to consider and figure out how their work will affect society, if they decide to go through with it.Sometimes scientist might not even have their work planned, but then all of a sudden in a daze they formulate a calculation to improve something already in existence or invent something totally new.They would probably become so caught up that they might not think too much of the effects, but instead of seeing the bad contributions they see the good that could be used of their work.Also maybe they believe that the government would control it to where it only benefits society in a good way. If I were in Einstein's place I would probably feel slightly responsible for the consequence of the atomic bomb, which his research in physics helped create.Wonder if Einstein hadn't had come up with the way to create an atomic bomb. Then the Manhattan Project, lead by J.R. Oppenheimer, would have never began.If their atomic bomb would have never been created then the Enola Gay wouldn't have been able to drop the bomb on Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945.Even though their creation did result in massive casualties and deformities for many years after the bombing of Hiroshima, it probably saved more lives than it took.If the Japanese would have surrendered then Hiroshima would have never happened and even after the bombing they still wouldn't give up so three days later another bomb was dropped on Nagasaki.Without the dropping of the bombs World War 11 might have gone on, killing more people then possibly dropping the bomb resulted in.Why should scientist be the only ones to consider what type of effect their work would have on society.Writers should think about the effect their work might have.During the prelude of the Civil War Harriet Beecher Stowe's book "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was pub…

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