THE DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
A DEBATE ON THE TOPIC
‘SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT IS ALLTHAT NIGERIA NEEDS TO BECOME A DEVELOPED COUNTRY’
COURSE TITLE: LOGIC AND PHILOSOPHY
COURSE CODE: GNS 204
Good day our amiable lecturer, panel of judges, accurate time keepers, co-debaters and my fellow students. My name is .........................................from the department of mathematics. I am here to speak against the topic which says that ‘Scientific and technological advancement is all that Nigeria needs to become a developed country’.
Before we proceed, we would like to define the two key words in the topic before us today that is, science and technology. Science is systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation. Technology is a scientific or industrial process, invention, method, or the like. We can therefore say that scientific and technological advancements simply mean the use of the method of science to create inventions that makes life easier. Although many might stand to disagree but i would say that depending totally on science and technology to make Nigeria a developed country will end up causing more havoc than good to the country. Just like this popular quote says ‘scientific progress may yet deliver us from many evils, but there are at least two evils that it cannot deliver us from: its own finding and our own destructive bent’ Science has helped to make the world smaller, spatially, and larger, numerically. It has multiplied our choices and scaled up our risks. Based on science we have put humans into space and opened a new arena for warfare. Science has illuminated human beginnings and shaken age-old postulates about human worth and destiny. Science has unlocked material abundance and laid new burdens on irreplaceable resources. It has expanded human potential and dramatized human limits. It has...