hanja character science
(과학) [gwahak] (Sino-Korean)
科學 (Hanja)


科 (과) [gwa] – grade, class
學 (학) [hak] – to learn, to study

Modern science boasts impressive accomplishments, but it merely uncovers new facts concerning the realm of God’s creation. The vast universe follows a certain order and operates according to laws that we try to comprehend through science and our human thinking. In this sense, God can be called the absolute Scientist.

The purpose of science is to fulfill the dream of people. Nevertheless, in the past, because of the borders between people and countries, all the marvelous scientific inventions could not immediately be used to improve the welfare of all people. Some people have a vested interest in limiting the spread of scientific advances and not allowing them to extend beyond their country. However, the civilization made possible by science should benefit all of humanity.

The advances in science and technology are not the property of any one country; they belong to all the people of the world for the achievement of peace in the world. Science and technology must be developed and used for the goals of the entire world. It is from these considerations that we speak of the equitable distribution of technology.

Science and technology can only be used for good purposes, for the betterment of human life, if they fall into the hands of noble people.