Technology is epistemologically prior to science because when techno-

logy is conceived of as humanity at work, action precedes theorizing …

The need to know derives from the need to act better.

(Pitt 2000: 104)

The gradual penetration of scientific research into every aspect of

human activity is inevitable. It’s happening. This doesn’t mean the take-

over of science, it simply means the involvement of science in every