Science should be governed by experts, however it is not entirely due to the high demand of intellectual capacity. Experts in the field of science are trained in their specific area of study. It would not make sense for someone with no knowledge of biology to be in charge of a biology lab, for instance. These experts may be highly intelligent, however they will be governing their own fields simply because of their knowledge of the material, as well as ability to perform in research in efficient ways.

Science for the People is an idea that suggests that scientists should perform studies with the intention of bettering society. An example of this is testing the air quality in a city or town, then coming up with different methods for helping to fix the problem of air pollution. This is truly Science for the People, because the main goal of the study is to better the people in the community, both scientists and non-scientists alike. I agree with the general direction of making science useful and accessible for everyday people’s concerns. When practicing science, one must produce a hypothesis and then perform experiments in an attempt to accept or refute their hypothesis. If the hypothesis is refuted, then the scientist must go back and review the experiment, performing it again with the intention of getting different or better data.

The experiments performed can affect many more people than just the lab group. There are countless scientists all over the world who are currently partaking in ground-breaking research to solve problems of today’s world. Cancer research, space travel and Martian planning, and cleaner and more efficient sources of energy are all examples of research being performed that will largely beneficial to the general population. If the scientists studying these topics were to never share their findings or research with the public, then everything they just worked for would go to waste. It is by sharing their findings that scientists are able to become successful in their fields, as well as helpful in saving money, our future, or even human lives.