said that there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. There
have been many scientific researches and discoveries which have unfortunately
been hijacked to harmful destructive paths. It is reported that about half a
million scientists are now employed on weapon research throughout the world.
The huge amount of money spent on these dangerous researches fan exceeds the
amount of money being spent on developing technologies for new energy
resources, improving human health, raising agricultural productivity,
controlling pollution etc. We are in the age of science and
technology. Man cannot live without the aid of science. Science has so much
engulfed our lives that nothing can take place in our day to day work without
the help of science. Our food, transport, learning, administration, recreation
and social life are all linked with science in various ways.
answer the question whether science has come to mankind as a boon or as a use
for ruin (bane), one should know what science exactly means. Science is said to
be a systematic classification of experiences. We, men wonder at the various
things and events happening around us. We get doubts; what are they? These
questions are the basic seeds for science. Then starts the thinking, reasoning,
analysis, synthesis, comparison and contrast and finally the truth emerges. Man feels more safe, secure, comfortable and important. Today
than ever before, because of scientific development and advancement The day is not far off when we shall have
colonies on the moon and the planets. Science has achieved much, and promises
to achieve still more and more in the years to come. Science has tamed forces
of nature, conquered space and time, eradicated may fatal diseases, given us
food, clothing etc., and enough to spare. Now there are no more famines,
epidemics and pestilences. Science has even pushed further the threats of death
and increased the average longevity of man. The basic aim of Science is to
look for reality and to find those factors, formally uncommon. A scientist
cannot accept the principles, usually because; they were accepted by others
formerly. Great discoveries are always coming from reasoning. A lot of
determination and observation are required. Civilization, as it is today, also came
from numerous discoveries that were made in the field of Science.
is a main source of energy has revolutionized the Earth. Science has made
medical field enough advanced that today the average life of a human being has
raised to 90 years. Science also worked for plant life as well and now we have
enough food for all.
enough clothing and better security too. This all became possible due to
science and technology. Computers, Cell phones, TV and Radios are all products
of Science. So, it is very easy to conclude that Science is beneficial for
is also another side of the coin. Destructive weapons like guns, rifles, atom
bombs etc. are also came from Science. It is science that gave us different
types of power like electric power and nuclear power. If all these powers and
weapons are not used in a negative way, there is nothing to fear. But,
unfortunately these all powers are destructing our Earth. Can anyone think that
there are no chances of such horrible destruction of an Iraq again? If it
happens, how can be science beneficial for mankind?
a logical being. It is possible for everyone to save himself from the odds.
Only through this way, he can win and control everyone on the globe. Only
wisdom can help a man to conquer the World. Science without conscience is death
of the soul The misuse of science has ushered in our life many undesirable
elements. There has been erosion in man’s faith in Sod and religion. Morality
and ethics have been marginalized and materialism has increased unprecedented.
Rapid, unplanned and indiscriminate industrialization has resulted in pollution
on a vast scale. No doubt, science and technology has taken giant strides in
recent times, but it has dehumanized human life in the same proportion.
values have been pushed in the background and man has become more selfish,
cruel, sensual, violent and destructive. There is no more simple living and
high thinking. But let us hope that ultimately sanity prevails and science is
used more and more for the benefit of mankind. It depends solely upon man
himself how he uses science and its discoveries and researches. Science as
knowledge and power is neither savior nor destroyer.