I would suggest that the development of the atomic bomb might be one example that could illuminate the statement. There was a need that arose in the late 1930s with the rise of Nazi Germany and in the 1940s with the advent of World War II to develop nuclear technology. The initial fear was that the Nazis were developing similar technology on their own to do terrible things with it, endangering the lives of American troops and citizens. The science of nuclear advances became more prevalent and more clear as there was a greater need for it. In this, scientific advancement was enhanced on the basis of both curiosity and need. The need was represented by the social and political implications of the research. For their part, the scientists assembled in the Manhattan Project were curious about being able to release the intensity of nuclear energy and saw their endeavors as feeding an issue of both national security and scientific inquiry. It is here where the development of the atomic bomb and the growth of the Manhattan Project represented an advancement of science on both grounds of human curiosity and human need.
I really appreciate your question, in just few words you said a lot...
HUMAN NEEDS AND CURIOSITIES ARE ONLY THINGS RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT WE ARE TODAY....
BUT, STILL "NATURE CREATED US WE DONT CREATE NATURE"
♦ with my opinion both are the responsible factors for our developement, nature created us so, that we could create something
○○○ science has a fact that, NOTHING IS CREATED AS THOUGHT BY SCIENTISTS, BUT HAD BEEN CREATED SOMETHING ELSE WHILE THEIR EXPERIMENT ○○○
♣ SOME MINDS ARE DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS THEY DO FOR THEIR CURIOSITY ( SIR. ALBERT EINSTEIN ) who thought that while a walk in the garden newton would discover a lot ( GRAVITATION ) ♦BUT, some do to fulfill themselves and develope society
☻☻ SO, I CAME TO THE BEST CONCLUSION THAT WE ARE HERE TO NOT DO ANYTHING BUT SOMETHING, IN THESE SOMETHING SOMETIMES WE ARE ABLE TO DO SUCH THINGS WHICH COMPEL US TO THINK WHAT THHE BEST WE HAVE DONE FOR OURSELVES AS WELL AS FOR OUR SOCIETY AD ENVIRONMENT