Science in Everyday Life
Science is a great blessing to mankind. Nothing better has happened in the history of man than advent of science in human life. The world into which science came was a world of ignorance, suffering and hardship. Science has come to relieve us to sufferings, to remove our ignorance and to lighter our toil.
Science is a faithful servant of man. It serves us in all walks of life. It is our servant in the home, in the field and in the factory. Science has transformed our daily life. Gone are the days when only the rich men could afford luxuries. Science has made them cheap and has brought them within the reach of everybody. Science has produced goods on a large market. These are sold at cheap rates in every market. Books, music and all other forms of entertainment have been brought to our door. Radio, television, cinema help us in passing our time and also provide education to us.
Science is our most faithful medical attendant. It shows every care for our health. Because of science we are cured of many diseases. It has given us the power to reduce epidemics. No longer are cholera, plague and small pox the scourge of mankind. Science has helped in reducing the death rate and has also enhanced the living age of humans.
Science has reduced distance and made travelling a pleasure. Science has annihilated time and space. Trains roar through deserts, jungles and mountains while aeroplanes fly across thousands of kilometers in a matter of hours. The work of months and years can now be completed in hours.
Science is the greatest blessing to the poor housewife. A thousand devices have been placed at her disposal to lighter her toil. There is electricity run kitchens in which cooking is pleasure. There is no dirt, no smoke and cooking with the help of gas and electricity can be done in the twinkling of an eye. Electricity helps her in washing and pressing clothes and even in cleaning floors.
Science has provided us with computers and machines which have greatly increased our efficiency. We are better connected to people today and information is only a click of the mouse away. Man no longer needs to do the back breaking job of digging into mines with bare hands or tilling the soil with animals. Every factory is a standing tribute from the care and comforts that science has brought into our life.
Science educates us in many ways. Large printing presses produce number of books at cheap rates. News is brought to us from every corner of the world through the newspaper, radios and television.
However science has done a great disservice to mankind in the field of armaments. Weapons of mass destruction, nuclear weapons and sophisticated armament have endangered our lives and threaten to destroy the world. However it is upto us whether we will destroy our world or make is more beautiful and comfortable with the help of science.
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Importance of Science in Everyday Life
Science has invaded every branch of modern life. It is the noise of machines, cars, mills and factories, etc. which awakens us every-day in the morning. The food we eat, the clothes we wear, the books and papers we read, the recreations we enjoy, the games we play – all have something or other to do with the application of science.
Every person feels the effects of science in every sphere of life. It is not merely the electric light or the electric fan, the radio or the cinema that displays the power of science in our daily life, but everything we do or is done to us is in some way or another connected with science.
The things that we use in our daily life are mostly due to science. Our forefathers put on clothes woven by hand. Our clothes are made in large factories where scientific methods are used. We get so much paper to write on only because the piper mills can turn out huge quantities of it. Cloth and paper we had even before science came on the scene but no one could then think of the huge quantities in which they are produced now.
Science has conquered time and distance. We can travel from one place to another with a quickness which our forefathers could not have dreamt of. In the morning, we get news of events that happened yesterday in all parts of the world. Why should we talk of yesterday? With the help of the radio, we can listen to an American speaking. It would seem that he is before us and we are part of his audience. If we want to send a message to a person in America, we can send an email and he will get it in a few hours. If we want to speak to our friends far from us, there is the telephone that will connect us.
Effect of science of human life: It is, indeed, true that science has added tremendously to the comforts and conveniences of mankind. Unless one is an ascetic, one has no reason to reject the things science offers. By conquering time and distance science has brought mankind together and so far made life richer. By inventing medicines it has made our day-to-day existence relatively free from disease, and has, indeed, added to our length of life.
Examples of use of Science in everyday life: This fan and light works from the application of electricity. Electricity is one of the wonders of modern science. The bus which has an engine works with petroleum. The train is driven by the power of coal. This is possible only because of the application of science. My doctor gives certain injections and the patient soon well enough to come here. Medical science is another achievement of modern science, the marvel of medicine.
From the above, it is clear that science is playing an important part in our everyday life.
Disadvantages: But man has now become a slave of machines. His own creative power is gradually becoming weaker and weaker. He does not sing, he listens to the radio; he does not act, he sees the cinema; he does not ramble among the beauties of nature, he drives in a motor car over dusty roads.
Conclusion: It cannot be denied that there is some truth in the above criticism. But we cannot now go back to the old days. We should have all the comforts and conveniences, and we should try to improve upon them. But we must try to be masters of scientific appliances and not their slaves. We should make use of machines, but our life must not be mechanized. If we can do so, science will make our lives richer and in conquering. Nature man will also ennoble himself.
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