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Analyse, after Bertrand Russell, the relation between Science and War. ("Science and War" is a Chapter from his book entitled, The Impact of Science and Society).

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Russell shows how the interaction between science and war has always existed but has increased much more in modern warfare. As early examples, he notes that Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo received opportunities to work because their intelligence could be useful for methods of warfare: fortification and canon ball trajectories in these cases. This supposes that in some, or most, instances, the field of knowledge and technological advancement is somewhat guided (or misguided) by its usefulness in war. This implies an obvious problem and that is there are other uses for technology, obviously being that of democratic prosperity and peace. 

Russell goes on and suggests that the implications of this go further; to the point that technology itself (as long as it is useful in warfare) trumps everything. This is to the point that, as Russell notes: 

One nuclear physicist is worth...

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