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