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49% have your society focus on culture (art, literature, music, films, etc..)

51% have your society focus on science

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Technological advances could be made in the cultural society, except they would only surround an artistic endeavor.

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  • 253

    singingcod

    6 years ago

    Science is necesarry, culture is just fun!

    • 112

      Andrea

      6 years ago

      Culture is necessary too.

    • 79

      Zach

      6 years ago

      Culture is a want, if it was a need then all of our culture would be the same.

    • 60

      deathpwnie

      6 years ago

      Culture makes life worth living, all science can do is make your boredom last longer.

    • 32

      Sarah

      6 years ago

      Science isn't really necessary. Besides, they don't say we have to ignore science, only focus on culture.

    • 71

      mm777

      6 years ago

      can't have tv with out science. can't have internet without science.

    • 23

      2weirdy

      6 years ago

      Meh, I'm satified with the games there are now. It would be best if I could enjoy it longer, at least that's my opinion.

    • 20

      Alec Martinez

      6 years ago

      @deathpwnie, dude, science is awesome! It's all about discovery! Who doesn't like that?

    • 24

      Advance

      6 years ago

      Remember, the FOCUS is on science. You'd still have a couple good songs and paintings and books and stuff. Other people can write a novel if they want to.

    • 8

      ptrck

      6 years ago

      culture music etc is what we just live for.

    • 14

      Jacob

      6 years ago

      Weird question. How can you run a society? If I ran a government I would spend more money on science, but also give money to aristic endeavours. Literature, music, films are all art. There's a lot of 'culture' that's not represented (sports, all sorts of communities, religions, clubs etc. etc.). I suppose they mean "Art (visual art, literature, music, films)".

    • 5

      that one guy

      5 years ago

      Disagree I enjoy fun and science isn't necessary

    • 8

      [deleted]

      5 years ago

      As much as it pains me so, you wouldn't be here clicking that big blue button if it weren't for science! Besides, you could always advance in science... before culture!

    • 11

      God

      5 years ago

      Science > Culture

    • 3

      Krill

      5 years ago

      In my life, fun comes first.

    • 8

      Saucy Goat

      5 years ago

      If the society only focused on science..hmmm...cure for cancer and a lot of other diseases.

    • 2

      LederpyHooves

      5 years ago

      @Saucy Goat The world already has a cure for cancer. They just want us to die..

    • 5

      MontyTheMonkey

      4 years ago

      It said focus, we would still have decent movies in the world.

    • 7

      Utah G

      4 years ago

      a society focused on science would get us great technology faster

    • 4

      Peter Ribar

      4 years ago

      How is it that science is necessary? People went on for many years living life perfectly fine, discovering things on their own instead of being told everything that's out there.

    • 2

      Peter Ribar

      4 years ago

      How is it that science is necessary? People went on for many years living life perfectly fine, discovering things on their own instead of being told everything that's out there.

    • 1

      potato

      4 years ago

      also, science is already part of our life, ppl need to focus in culture

    • 4

      Infernoslayer621

      4 years ago

      FUCK CULTURE

    • 2

      Glaceon999

      3 years ago

      Netflix.

    • 1

      BionicFinn

      3 years ago

      Yup

    • 4

      XxX420SwagsterXxX

      3 years ago

      If you want ANYTHING then science is a NEED

    • 1

      Dominic

      3 years ago

      i love music i want to be a music major and science isnt that important to me

    • 10

      Lamborghini

      3 years ago

      Bill Nye The Science Guy BIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

    • 3

      mystfloof

      3 years ago

      Science isn't necessary. There can be science existing in the world but you don't need science to live. I'm really torn, personally. In culture, wars can happen because it can be religion vs religion, and in science, it can be theory vs theory. I love using both sides of my brain, but I like art and expression a tiny bit more.

    • 6

      Trenton Worthy

      3 years ago

      SCIENCE, BITCHES!!!

    • 2

      derpface

      3 years ago

      YEAH!!! SCIENCE GETS ME HIGH AS F**K!!

    • 1

      SuperNut98

      3 years ago

      Other way around, deathpwnie!

    • 2

      Scarlette Foxx

      3 years ago

      "As knowledge increases, wonder deepens."

    • 4

      Lenaboo

      3 years ago

      @mm777 But science can't create beautiful artwork and songs.

    • 3

      Kaia

      3 years ago

      as long as we have our hearts and GOD we dont need science

    • 2

      Phangirl

      2 years ago

      Really people? "Fun first" Wow, ok. All of our technology, major discoveries, medical advancements, and you're going to give that up for fun? Yeah, we'll see how that works out.

    • 3

      cat_of_life

      2 years ago

      I didnt know what to choose,they're both important

    • 2

      Wordflux10

      2 years ago

      How can we focus on science if we can't even open our minds to the creativity that surrounds us? How can we come up with theories without influence from the media?

    • 1

      BraZZers

      2 years ago

      go to Afghanistan to find out more bout culture

    • 1

      Magic_potato

      2 years ago

      Who said i wanted to be a scientist

    • 1

      I'll follow the sun

      2 years ago

      I chose blue, although I gotta say, I am pretty interested in astronomy. And history.

    • 1

      Screwy

      2 years ago

      I dare you to say this after you look at street art, Also think about it like this.What if yopur parents died. would you like to find out who killed them? or would you like to pull out some claurificated water and liquid nitrogen and create the world most affective claurine treatment.

    • 0

      Sara Lee Huang

      2 years ago

      Yeah

    • 0

      MastermanPG

      1 year ago

      Science DOES create beautiful pictures. Just look at the Mandelbrot set.

    • 1

      ImJustADino

      10 months ago

      Science has really no purpose for your future career (Unless you want to be a Scientist). I was born in Australia, and moved to America. That cultural change was not easy. I think society should focus on culture so that we can all understand each others customs better.

    • 0

      Aphmau

      10 months ago

      I LOVE SCIENCEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • 47

    GLaDOS

    6 years ago

    We're going to have fun... With science!

    • 11

      Fuzzly

      6 years ago

      ...you monster. :D

    • 10

      Nate Brooks

      6 years ago

      SHUT THE FUCK UP! YOUR A POTATO!

    • 5

      Abyss

      6 years ago

      *You're

    • 3

      pmaguire13

      6 years ago

      DRUNK SCIENCE!!! *gets bear to join*

    • 0

      BlueFoxGaming

      5 years ago

      What about the wubs of dubstep

    • 2

      [deleted]

      5 years ago

      Grammar. The difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit.

    • 0

      MikeLegg

      3 years ago

      My hole society is based on music so come join me when you want to party. linkin park every Saturday

    • 0

      [email protected]

      3 years ago

      @SpiderSilks I can see someone misses there ela teacher.. oh whoops wrong "there" I guess I'm shit now cuz logic isn't important =D

  • 28

    Chris Holgate

    6 years ago

    Without science, you wouldn't be typing on a keyboard answering this question, but rather frolicking around in togas worshipping dieties and sacrificing non-believers as culture dictates. Also, no films.

    • 1

      Junaid Mohsin

      6 years ago

      what's wrong with that? (other than the sacrificing non-believers, that isn't a guarantee)

    • 1

      SomeGuyOverThere

      4 years ago

      1. It doesn't say we start from scratch, only that we would focus on culture from now on. 2. Technological advancements can still be made for cultural purposes. Films are a culture-related advancement. 3. Sacrificing non-believers isn't really a part of our culture, and I don't think slowing down science is going to change the culturally universal idea that killing people is wrong. 4. The reason I chose red is for medicine and energy advancements, things we actually need, not because I like science better than culture.

  • 24

    Suppah12

    6 years ago

    Science just shows what we CAN do, but culture decides our direction. Both science and culture makes society go forward, for an example science makes jobs easier by making new machines, and culture makes jobs easier by strenghtening the bonds between humans thus creating higher productivity. But in the end, science only mean power, but culture mean we can all live together aswell. Science = pointless power (and most likely war), Culture = perfect society.

    • 28

      Tiki

      6 years ago

      Without science, we'd be living in small hunter gatherer tribes and living about 20-30 years. Not to mention that our lives would be filled with hardship and difficulty. Compared to what our society can accomplish, in a few hundred years this current society will seem just as primitive.

    • 6

      Charlie Ogden

      6 years ago

      but we wouldnt complain because we wouldnt have any knowledge of new technology

    • 1

      Junaid Mohsin

      6 years ago

      im pretty sure we would live more that 20-30 years, that was WAAAAY back (not 100% sure but...). Despite the hardships and difficulties, we would be HAPPY with what we have, where as today we constantly want more. from another perspective people call it "aiming for the top". I believe that the key to living isn;t an easier life, it's a happy life. though things being easier today, there is more stress, more work, pollution, religious disputes that are tearing apart society slowly. i might be statistically wrong but i think i have a pretty good point.

    • 1

      CJ

      6 years ago

      Who said that we would only make weapons we could be using it on medicine also ever heard of solar power that would cut down on pollution also they can use electricity to make you happy since your brain and body movements are made by inpluses (electrical impullses) science is supposed to make life easier and less stressful also how is life with science stressful and how does it make more work also work is good and saying work is bad is just you being straight out lazy

    • 1

      Martin Lacika

      5 years ago

      i disagree, there's no place for culture without science, science makes culture possible, even painting on a wall with your finger is or rather was scientific progress at one point

    • 2

      dvell1

      4 years ago

      Culture is the very reason that there is conflict in the world, not science. The Cold War was brought about by the conflicting ideals of the United States and the U.S.S.R., not because of the technologies that either side had. If there had been a nuclear war, it wouldn't have been caused by the weapons existing themselves, but because of the conflicting ideals. Science brings the world forward, culture keeps it in place or tears it apart. People can't get along because of their cultural ideals, take religious rivalries for example. If two people grow up in the same area, but aren't told to think a certain way, these people could get along. If these people were raised with conflicting ideologies an still live in the same area, will they be able to get along. People put blame on science because either they can't see the bigger picture, or they just don't understand it. Name one war or conflict caused as a direct result of a scientific discovery.

    • 1

      Aiden

      3 years ago

      when has a war been caused because of science?

    • 1

      the capitalist

      3 years ago

      are you serious? no war between religions? HAHAHA

    • 0

      EnoughCactus

      2 years ago

      "culture means we can all live together" *slams the Crusades and the Holocaust at you*

  • 16

    W!ND0L!CK3R

    6 years ago

    jetpacks motherfuckers

  • 13

    Ryan

    6 years ago

    Science. A culturally focused society wouldn't make 3 minutes in an Age of Empires match.

  • 11

    ReasonableRedditor

    6 years ago

    "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." -Albert Einstein

    • 4

      Oddwolflife Buraun

      6 years ago

      Just because you focus on science doesnt mean you dont have an imagination, to be able to make progress you have to imagine it.

    • 1

      Martin Lacika

      5 years ago

      science hugely rely on imagination, that's probably why it's einstein's quote, the quote was about intelligence (a necessity in science) not culture

    • 1

      Deathlake9

      3 years ago

      Yes you need imagination to invent something

    • 0

      MasterYoda13

      1 month ago

      imagination most often stems from culture, however. Spaceships were influenced by Jules Verne (culture), Cell phones after many wireless sci-fi devices like star trek (culture), TASER stand for Tom A Swift's Electric Rifle, after a (culture) book. There are more examples but my point is that culture influences imagination.

  • 7

    Yardie

    6 years ago

    Technically wouldn't society's culture be science...?

  • 5

    Vesko

    6 years ago

    Funny thing is most of the red-answerers know so much about science as I know about horse breeding.

  • 4

    Dustin Vaughan

    6 years ago

    I'll take lasers, space travel and better medical care over modern art, pop music and increasingly low-quality literature any day.

  • 4

    radley

    6 years ago

    Africa focuses on a lot of culture and look at the state of them!

  • 4

    Exterrobang

    6 years ago

    Just because society would *focus* on culture, doesn't mean we couldn't still do science alongside.

    • 3

      wtfduud

      6 years ago

      Vice versa

    • 0

      Martin Lacika

      5 years ago

      that's why this question is a matter of greater importance ... therefore more people chose science

  • 4

    Sandypengu

    6 years ago

    shakespeare, ancient greeks, heck yeah!

  • 4

    Elliot

    6 years ago

    69% of people don't want to make the same mistake twice..

  • 3

    Cameron

    5 years ago

    creates an extremely high-tech society. Hello hovercars and time machines!

  • 3

    Solochewer

    6 years ago

    Science isnt important? Without science, there would be no medicine, there would be no technology, we wound hunt in primitive ways, many would die from food illnesses, not to mention all the diseases. If you ask me, science is way more important than culture ever will be. Science can bring us together just as much.

    • 0

      Abyss

      6 years ago

      Culture is very important! >:(

    • 0

      Infernoslayer621

      4 years ago

      no it isnt

    • 0

      lagreskul

      2 years ago

      Sorry to be yet another necromancer on this place, but we wouldn't be hunting with weapons without science.

  • 3

    Carissa Southwick

    6 years ago

    I'm pretty sure culture is what helped people be open to science and scientific ideas in the first place.

    • 0

      Infernoslayer621

      4 years ago

      and vise versa

    • 0

      ColinTheShelder

      2 years ago

      Opposite. Culture is what made everyone opposed to science. Culture set back science back centuries.

    • 0

      EnoughCactus

      2 years ago

      Umm, I'm sorry. Did you forget about religion for a second? Religion is basically the exact opposite of science....

  • 2

    Seraphsword

    5 years ago

    FINALLY! LITERATURE AND ART WILL BE NOTICED AND APPRECIATED!

  • 2

    Divinity

    6 years ago

    would be so close to immortality by now...and maybe space travel by now...we missing out O:

  • 2

    purplemoderate

    6 years ago

    If there's no culture then there are no movies, tv shows, books, music, art, etc. what would you do all day?

    • 0

      Infernoslayer621

      4 years ago

      if theres no science none of those would exist in the first place. besides it said focus on one not complettelyey ignore the other

  • 2

    Charles

    6 years ago

    I picked science only because I want my society to advance as much as it can to be stable and impressive all at once. I'd expect the technology it develops to be a combination of form and function though.

  • 2

    Areuto

    6 years ago

    When has art ever saved lives?

  • 2

    abottleofrandom

    6 years ago

    Being a scientist could lead to you making a breakthrough, which in turn could gain popularity and become part of culture. It happened with the Internet.

  • 2

    toolzsnipe

    6 years ago

    Screw culture id rather get smarter than be some fag hippie

  • 2

    Robert Wheatley

    6 years ago

    I love science, but I think I'd have more fun with more imagination.

  • 2

    Shay Perkins

    6 years ago

    Have good music and stuff to look at or live forever. I pick live forever.

    • 1

      Daniel

      6 years ago

      In order for one man to be eternal many must die.

    • 1

      Abyss

      6 years ago

      So you'd like to watch all your family and friends who can't afford it die around you instead of living life to your fullest with your family and friends so that you know you have lived a life worth living?

    • 0

      Martin Lacika

      5 years ago

      funny how i agree with these culture-preferring people in here

  • 0

    Gryphon827

    1 month ago

    either way, we live in a society.

  • 0

    MasterYoda13

    1 month ago

    Life is pointless if there isn't anything to spruce it up at all. Culture lets humans imagine all of the science we can learn. Culture isn't as important for a society, but it is the most important to start a civilization.

  • 1

    hazar0

    1 year ago

    ok culture is when you are stressed like you can make an drawing or you can listen to a new hit but science, is the important part culture is like a play to keep your mind clean but if you have just dumb ___es in your society the evolving will be imposible as creating new inventions so think about it

  • 1

    Evan

    1 year ago

    culture would still exist and we would have more culture because space and stuff

  • 0

    moke weed

    1 month ago

    we need more delevement in my sex robot guys but seriously i like a cure for cancer to be done as quick as possible

  • 1

    Potato

    3 years ago

    YOU CAN"T HAVE ANYTHING WITHOUT SCIENCE

  • 1

    Because1shutup99

    4 years ago

    Science is the bomb

  • 1

    philosopher

    5 years ago

    We can live with the science that we already know. Arts are about understanding people and we would all generally be happier if everyone was better with people.

  • 1

    JaeSirens

    5 years ago

    I'm more of a creative person plus I hate science class.

  • 1

    E-C-Chris

    5 years ago

    i'll just say.... vsauce.

  • 1

    Ariel

    5 years ago

    Culture is more necessary in my opinion. With science I feel like, enough is enough, and culture will always grow

    • 0

      Infernoslayer621

      4 years ago

      hoverboards and going to other planets>gay ass disney movies and horribe art

  • 1

    Alec Henson

    6 years ago

    I see the two as the same side of different coins. Figure that one out.

  • 1

    skyamethyst

    6 years ago

    this was too hard! i'm an artist who loves science and recognizes it's imprtance, but... argh!

  • 1

    Remi Reijnders

    6 years ago

    one thing more video games

  • 1

    Gebhard

    6 years ago

    DAWKINS!!!....and HITCHENS!!!!!!

  • 1

    Hatlab

    6 years ago

    Science saves lives, art just describes them.

  • 1

    Hime kyubi

    6 years ago

    It said focus, therefore there is still a possibility to progress whit in science, but people would just be more interested in the culture!

  • 1

    TeslaCoilGirl

    6 years ago

    The blue results make me lose the remaining shard of my faith in humanity...

  • 1

    Jake

    6 years ago

    Just because it's focused on something doesn't mean it can't dabble in the other. The art of today can inspire the science of tomorrow.

  • 1

    BacktoDirac

    6 years ago

    I want society to focus on culture (art, literature, music, films, etc.) before science, because I don't want curing/vaccinating cancer, malaria, HIV, and other fatal diseases/viruses to be one of our focuses. That's right, if you voted culture, you are indeed an idiot. I'd also like to respond to a ridiculous comment I read that said "Culture makes life worth living, all science can do is make your boredom last longer." What you should have written: Science gives more and more life the chance of living, and one of the many amazing things that science can do is make your life last longer.

  • 1

    Top Hat Tony

    6 years ago

    This is hard, Science is better choice if morals are still present, If it's heartless science, Culture is absolutely necessary and would far surpass it in that situation.

  • 1

    Earl Sweatshirt

    6 years ago

    Maybe there will be less ignorant religious people :3

  • 1

    EdwardNigma

    6 years ago

    Although culture implies history and stuff, and I want to be a historian, science means progress and progress is good.

  • 1

    Kelly Lachmund

    6 years ago

    ai, both are so important, but i guess science is somewhat more since it can save people.

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