On page 22, Walton writes, One man's life or death were but a small price to pay for the aquirement of the knowledge which I sought; for the dominion I should acquire over the elemental foes of our race



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On page 22, Walton writes, "One man's life or death were but a small price to pay for the aquirement of the knowledge which I sought; for the dominion I should acquire over the elemental foes of our race."

First, explain what Walton is saying here. Then, describe whether you agree or disagree with his position. Third, think of an example of this from our real world, and explain whether acquiring knowledge is worth sacrificing life


Risking the life of someone is worth it, if it means you can discover something previously unknown, and then control it; the way to create (life) is the gyst of what he means, in my opinion.



I honestly don’t quite agree with this statement, because I don’t think that we need to know everything there is, especially not if there’s a requirement of risking/sacrificing people in order to gain control.

I don’t really think there’s such a cirquimstance right now that risks human life in order to control the elements of nature. Perhaps war in way could be one of these things, but I’m not sure that counts as a natural control. But it does put lives at risk in order to have control over something (other peoples lives).


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