Is GR more important than SR?

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I have always been wondering whether GR is generally, see what I did there :), more important in terms of science than special relativity.
 

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More important in what way?
 
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More important in what way?
Sorry, I didn't phrase that correctly - did General relativity have more of an impact on science than special relativity?
 
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I have always been wondering whether GR is generally, see what I did there :), more important in terms of science than special relativity.
As the names suggest, GR expands on/supersedes SR.
 
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GPS wouldn't be very accurate without a good theory of gravity. However, in the day to day life of scientists and engineers, SR definitely gets more use.
 

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