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.
To 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.
Scientists say there is a scientific method for everything and there
are inevitable steps to be followed: (1) Observation (2) Hypothesis (3)
Experiment (4) Theory and (5) Proof. All scientists have, in a way,
followed these steps.
The aim of science is search for truth, and to know things, hitherto
unknown. A scientist does not accept ideas, simply because, they were
accepted by others earlier. Great discoveries are a result of reasoning.
A lot of patience and observation are required. Civilization, as it is
today, is the result of a number of discoveries made in the field of
science. The invention of them simple wheel has resulted in our modern