Science a Boon or a Curse

Science a boon or a curse
science a boon or bane.

It is science that has provided modern man a life of ease, leisure an pleasure. It has brought within the reach of the common man comforts and luxuries that were available in the past only to the privileged few.

Science has invented marvellous machines and discovered energies that run these machines to take the drudgery out of man’s work. By doing much of his work and doing it fast, machines have provided man with a lot of leisure. the rosy dream of an easy and luxurious life has come true for him. Distance has been conquered. Modern means of transport and communication have the world a global village. Men and things and news and view can go around the globe today with lightning speed. Internet has brought people of the world together and brought about a revolution in the fields of information and communication. man has already landed on the moon and man-made satellites have made voyages through the solar system.

Our life has become healthier and longer. Modern hygiene sanitation, medicine and surgery are conquering more and more physical and mental ills with each passing day. We now know and experience the joys of good health and longevity. Through the cinema, the radio, the tape recorder, the TV and the video,science has worked wonders in the fields of education and entertainment.

Though we welcome these blessing of science, we have to consider the other side of picture also. Man has not been able to face the problems created by the inventions of science and to stop the misuse or harmful consequences of scientific inventions.machines have displaced human labour and led to unemployment. Factories have polluted the water and the atmosphere. they have caused noise pollution. factories have led to slums in which human beings live a degraded life in the midst of filth and squalor. We have allowed science to master us instead of being our servant.

Medical inventions have, by reducing infant mortality and increasing longevity, led to population explosion and the consequent miseries.

Again, science has put in our hands such terrible weapons and the nuclear bombs, the guided missiles and means of chemical and biological warfare. We are in danger of destroying ourselves with these monstrous means that, ironically , are our creations. Rightly used, science can bring heaven on earth.Wrongly used, it can turn his earth into hell by destroying mankind.

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