Science has always been trying to solve difficulties of people in the
society in order to provide them a better living world. Science has been
dedicated to building a beautiful, healthy, practical, comfortable world.
Science has created a lot of new fields of work and opportunities.
Research in science has always been to extend the capabilities of human beings
and to explore the unknown things in the Universe. What I mean by science
includes mathematical, engineering, biological, medical, physical, chemistry,
agricultural, pharmaceutical, environmental, geophysical, and space
sciences. Sciences form the principles for engineers to build useful
Scientific discoveries have enabled many corporations to
make products. Many people have become rich. The human kind which
was living in the stone age has gradually evolved in to the modern world due to
evolutions in science. Thus science has evolved the society in to a
classy one of today, that every one likes.
The people, leaders and society invest in science in order
that society benefits. Science (for that matter medicine, engineering
etc) are not meant for any individual benefit, but are for the benefit of the
entire society. Scientific principles are not to be used by one to serve
just one's selfish needs. Thus science is used to improve the standard of
living of people, cure their diseases, provide them a secure and safe
world. Science has given a good gift to people in terms of communication
devices and better foods to eat.
Social functions of science include knowing the natural
calamities in advance. Cyclones, floods and Earthquakes have been
destroying social lives of people very often. Science has not adequately
protected people yet in this matter. It still lags behind the wrath of
However, science has not been able to protect all good causes of
the society. Science resulted in destruction of often in the form of
bombs, poisons, chemical weapons and pollution of various kinds.
Science's duty to the society is to reduce pollution and destruction of the
environment. Sciences duty is to create a cheap potable water for rural
people and everywhere.
Science has caused global warming problem indirectly from
industrialization and processes that burn fuel. It is science's
duty to the society to create green fuels, reduce greenhouse gases
production. Science has to create better ways of giving water to
agriculture and to provide them electrical or other energy forms to produce
food for all. Science has much to do to improve quality of life of people
and cheaper ways of living a comfortable and healthier life.
Science has consumed a lot of funds for weaponry and for new food
types. However, their social responsibilities have not been properly
fulfilled. Perhaps for science all over the world there is a high
percentage of funds allocated. I wonder if the funding has really
fulfilled the promise it made to the benefits of people and future of people.
Science has done some good things like introduction of free
thinking, objective analysis in to the minds of people in the society. In
current India we have not many believing in superstitions and ghosts etc.
Children and youth must be educated on the social obligations and usefulness of
sciences. Science has much to do in terms of prevention of people falling
prey to contagious diseases and severe damage to the body from pollution in
water and air. Science has to produce eco-friendly gadgets, fuels, energy
sources, materials for use in homes and offices.
One important moral that engineers and scientists are to
remember is that they become highly qualified with the money and resources
coming from the society. So its their sincere duty to contribute to
betterment of the society.