Science is a greatest blessing to mankind. Nothing better has happened in the history of man then advent of of science in his life. The world into which science came was a word of ignorance, suffering and hardship. Science has come to relieve us sufferings, to remove our ignorance and to lighten our toil.
Science is a faithful servant of man. It serves us in all walk of life. It is our servant in the home, in the field, in in the factory. It serves us at every step in our life. Never was there a more helpful servant. It is only when we spoil the servant and do not keep him in our proper control that he may cause some harm to us. But this is our own fault. A servant has to be kept under control.
Science has transformed our daily life.gone are the days when only reach man could afford luxurious.science has made them cheap and has bought them with the reach of everybody. Science produce goods on large scale. These are sold at cheap rate in every market. Books, music and all other forms of entertainment have been brought to our doorstep. Radio, televisions and cinema help us in passing over time in entertainment. Surely, the daily life of the common man is very different from what it used to be once.
Science is our most faithful medical attendant. It shows every care for our healthy life. Science has cured us for many disease. It has given us the power to keep epidemic under check. No longer are smallpox, Cholera and plague the Revenge of mankind. Science give us power to kill the germs which spread this disease. There is hardly any disease today which can be called incurable.
Science as mad travelling a pleasure. No longer do we need to part sadly for our relatives and friends when we go to visit the holy places. Science has annihilated time and space. Train roar through desert and jungles and mantra balls with safety and speed.but already the trains and the motor cars have become obsolete means of transport. The aeroplanes fly across hundreds of kilometres in an hours.you can take your breakfast in Srinagar and lunch in Delhi and dinner in Mumbai. The work of months and years completed in hours.
Science is the greatest blessing to the poor housewife. Now she need not always remain busy in the kitchen. 8000 devices have been placed at her disposal to lighten her toil. There are electricity run kitchens in which cooking is a pleasure. There is no dirt, no smoke. Cooking is done in the twinkling of an eye. Electricity serve the housewife to wash and press her clothes and to swap her floors. No one could be more grateful than the housewife to the science for its blessing. It has given her leisure to take rest, to study and to attend better to her children.
No less happy could be the labourer with science. Science has taken up itself the dirtiest of jobs. Man no longer needs to do the back breaking job of digging into the coal and iron mines with his bare hands. Every factory is a standing tribute of is and comfort that science has brought into our life.
But this is by no means the end of the blessing of science. Another job that the servant does for us is to educate us. Science has built great printing press which produce large number of books at very cheap rates. It has placed at our disposal scores of means to explain ignorance form mankind’s. News is brought to us from every corner of the world through the newspaper, the radio and television. The result is that superstition and minerals find it difficult now to thrive. No longer kada clever people deceive the simple and ordinary people of the world.
However, there is the other side of the picture. Science has done greatest disservice to mankind in the field of armament. The invention of gunpowder was held as a great achievement, but unity should rue the day when this invention to place.
Steadily and relentlessly, gunpowder has been used and perfected into a hundred new more destructive weapons so that today artillery, gunfire, shells and bumps have become the the hellish Terror to everybody. Curiously enough, in the laboratories of different nation, some of the best scientific brains are vying with one another in the production of newer weapons of that and destruction. And so the question arises, “is science a bane or a boon?”.
If science meant for man’s happiness is employed by man for his own death and destruction, who can help him? It is certainly not the fault of science if we go on multiplying engines of destruction. Again, if science has invented ingenious method of death and destruction,it has not been slow to invent effective means of counteracting them. Thus against gas, there is the gas mask, against tank, anti-tank gun, and against aerial bombing, anti aircraft gun. It is reported that some effective weapons have been GNE mad to time the Fury of the nuclear bomb. It is the best in man. Alfred Nobel had invented dynamite to help workers in mines and to construct roads in hilly areas but not to blow up man and their property. In holding size responsible for the the havocs of modern war, we does do a great injustice to it.
It has been found that the energy generated by the release of an atom bam is sufficient to burn about four square kilometre of land, say, about 80000 people.but if the same energy is applied for constructive purpose, it is capable of working wonders. It has been found that one pound of Uranium, when converted into energy is equivalent to 15,000 tonnes of coal. Therefore, the lover of peace denounce the atomic weapons and not atomic energy which is at present being applied in the field of agriculture, medicine, industry and has a source of a power on a limited scale.
Before us, not lies a new era in which the power of atomic energy has been released. That is will either be off complete devastation or in which a new source of a power wheel light in the labour of mankind and improve the standard of living all over the world. It is four us to decide, whether we will destroy the world with atomic bomb or we build it with admit energy.