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Difference between Science and Technology

Kingsley Davis has tried to distinguish between the science and technology .According to him science is that part of the cultural heritage which represents a systematic knowledge of nature and technology is that part which contain the application of this knowledge. Science is not necessary for at least rudimentary technology.

Then another distinction between the two is that the ends of technology are empirical which can be practically demonstrated. These ends are purely instrumental but that is not the case with the science. Another point of difference between the two has been pointed out by Kingsley Davis when he says that technology encounters less conflict with morality in one sense because it is always aimed in achieving a utilitarian goal. Without the goal the technology would be meaningless. Therefore the usefulness of technology is always apparent, whereas the usefulness for the search of truth is not so apparent.