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Precis writing solved exercise with Title “Place of a Scientist in Modern Society” for Class 10, 12 and Competitive Examination.

Precis exercise on “Place of a Scientist in Modern Society”

That science has become one of the most powerful factors in modern life is a generally accepted and indeed obvious fact. The proper role of the scientist himself is, however, a point on which there is no general agreement. On the one hand are those diehards who, ignoring the changed circumstances of the outside world, contend that, outside the laboratory, the personal influence of the scientist should be no more than that of any other citizen. On the other hand are extremists who advocate a state verging on a technocracy in which scientists would have special privileges and a large measure of control. Those who tend towards the latter view are much more vociferous than their more conservative and much more numerous colleagues, with the unfortunate result that there is a widespread impression that scientists generally share these views and wish to claim a far larger share in the control of world affairs than they possess at present. It is, therefore, timely to attempt an assessment of the proper status of the scientist in modern society.

Number of words in the original = 180

Solved Precis

Science has become powerful but the place of a scientist in society is still undecided. To some, he is just an ordinary citizen while to the other extremists, who are in a big majority, he is a man who wants to control the affairs of the world. Thus, the general impression is that the scientists want to dominate the scene in the world.

Number of words in the precis = 61

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