Monday, July 6, 2009

What is the difference between SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY and ENGINEERING

Do you know the difference between Science, Technology and Engineering

FOOD FOR THOUGHT


By

VIKRAM KARVE


Tell me, what is the difference between Science, Technology and Engineering?

It is simple.

The principal goal of a Scientist is to publish a paper.

Now-a-days, the sheer manner in which so many papers are churned out it seems that many papers are seen to be written, not written to be seen.

Of course, a genuine Scientist will try and ensure that
the paper must be written to be seen and not seen to be written.

Science is the reasoned investigation or study of natural phenomena with the objective of discovering new principles and knowledge of natural phenomena. Basically, a scientist is a "bookish" fellow!

The principal goal of a Technologist is to produce some physical change in the world.

Technology is the practical application of science.

Technology includes the skill, technique and knowledge of the manipulation of nature for human purposes, using scientific results and knowledge.

The principal goal of an Engineer is to design, create and produce new tools, machines and systems for practical human means by exploiting technology.

In a nutshell, a Scientist studies nature, a Technologist manipulates nature, and an Engineer exploits technology for human purposes.

So it looks like the Engineer is the one who is most useful to society and humankind, isn't it?

Dear Reader, do you agree?

Please do give your views and comments.


VIKRAM KARVE


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