how has science influenced or impacted your life? how has science influenced or impacted your life?

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Everything I do is thanks to science.  I am sitting in a room with artificial light, typing on a computer, and sending the data around the world wide web.  I drive a car, and I cook with a microwave, all in one day. Science is everywhere!  It makes things possible, and it makes our lives easier.

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All the earlier answers are very strong. A personal experience: two years ago I was diagnosed with a defective heart valve. I was told that unless I had an operation very quickly, I might not be alive in six months. I had the operation and now feel much better. It amazes me that we have the capacity today to open up someone's chest, open up his heart, fix a problem, and then allow that person to get back to work in about eight weeks, if not sooner.  Many people literally owe their lives to science. I am one of them. Needless to say, I am very grateful to the medical scientists who made this possible.

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What an interesting question!  Science is so important in my life.  First of all, my interest in science, as well as my love of working with students has provided me with a wonderful, interesting, and fulfilling career.

In general, science impacts me every moment of  my life.  Sometimes it gives me the ability to understand how things work.  But more important to me are the practical things that have come from science.  I start my day making tea in my microwave oven.  The inventor had to understand about electromagnetic waves to be able to apply that knowledge to make my life easier.  I drive to work in my car.  All the inventors that masde my car possible had to understand science in order to make my car work.  I eat the lunch that I do because people applied science to growing crops and farm animals while others used science to make refrigeration possible.  This way, I have a much bigger choice of foods.

I am healthy because doctors studied science and use it every day.  I take medicines that knowledge of science made possible.,  I watch TV because a man named Philo T,  Farnsworth studied science and made television possible.  I wear clothing made of synthetic materials first made in science labs.  I sleep comfortably in the summer because siome wonderful people used science to figure out how to make air conditioning and in the winter because of heating.  There are so many other things.  I get to read interesting articles about NASA and space.  I use my cell phone and laptop -- good grief, I would just die without these.

If it wasn't for science, we wouldn't have any of the things that make our modern world possible.  And we wouldn't even know what we were missing,

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This needs to be moved to the Science Discussion Forum so you can gather many responses highlighting the numerous ways in which science impacts everyday life.

One major influence lies in the area of medicine and health care. Scientists who have specialized training in medical research have identified the causes of illnesses ranging from the common cold to tuberculosis and have traced the origins of defects including cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and other genetic conditions. Scientists have been involved in developing, testing, refining, and producing medications allowing for control of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other conditions that can cause premature death or disability as well as treatments allowing for the cure of disease. Reduction of the frequency of infections and advances in surgical treatments mark other important impacts in the area of medical science.

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