Why is it that in order to understand society and culture we need to understand science?
I suppose at the end of the day society, culture and science are very much interlinked. Let us not forget that our society and culture is very much shaped by science in terms of technology and new breakthroughs. Consider how the internet has shaped our society and culture, for example, and how wifi and cell phones have profoundly changed the culture of most countries. Even less developed countries have found that their society and culture has changed dramatically thanks to this because of the way in which communication and access to information has been revolutionised by technology. Thus it seems that to gain a firm grasp of society and culture it is also important to understand science and how that is impacting society.