Science is a tool, and is inherently about understanding and knowledge. But science has also been used to destroy, a topic often explored in science fiction. Science is a double-edged sword, and science fiction sometimes becomes science reality.
The history of science is riddled with brilliant scientists making discoveries that have changed the course of history, but learning how to manipulate the sometimes violent forces of nature isn’t always a good thing.
Science is driven by curiosity, but curiosity doesn’t free us from responsibility. Possible advances in weapon’s technology is sometimes a driving force behind scientific research, but often times also fundamental research has applications we haven’t considered. Can today’s advances in high energy physics, for instance, be turned into tomorrow’s weapons of mass destruction? It has happened before.