The Cognitive Revolution helped humans to develop new abilities, one of the most important being cooperation amongst each other. This cooperation was due to a development in the human brain, the ability to believe in “common myths that only exist in people’s imaginations” (Harari 27). The imagination of Sapiens was actually the glue that eventually brought us together. We do not all form a massive collective, but we still have massive groups of peoples in cities, organizations, countries and governments. Our imagination led to the creation of ‘imagined orders’, something that is possible due to our complete and utter belief in different types of myths. ‘Imagined orders’ work because what we are choosing to believe in constitutes to the same beliefs as many others, as a part of a cooperation network. In fact, ‘imagined orders’ made the lives of our ancestors and continue to make our lives easier because “believing in it enables us to cooperate effectively and forge a better society” (Harari 110). An example of this “better society” from Harari is our own American society. The Declaration of Independence serves as the creation myth that gives an almost divine power to the American government. The collective of people that choose to believe in the myth it creates form the imagined order of the American country or the American government.
I would say that in certain circumstances, areas of science contain imagined orders. An example of this is Creationists, who use their pre-imagined beliefs to mold the material world. At the same time, scientists who claim to have no attachment to other sects also have to mold the material world to explain science. For this reason, I am going to say that science is an imagined order due to its attachment to the material world and the ability for it to be tampered with.