The twentieth century is the age of science. Modern science has achieved wonders. It has brought about far reaching changes in very walk of life. Great indeed are the blessings of science. It has increased human comforts and given man powers fit only for the gods. As some one has truly said, science has given eyes to blind, ears to deaf, and limbs to the cripple. It has also provided us with wings that nature has not given us. It uses are so many that it should be made a compulsory subject of study for all examinations. Let us here consider, in brief, various blessings that science has bestowed upon the modern man.
Science has invented various means of swift communication that are very useful for us in our everyday life. Time and distance have been conquered and traveling has become a pleasure. Railways have made used for travel and transport. Man can now fly like birds. He can now circle the world in no time. The globe has thus shrunk and the entire world has become like a small family. Sea-voyages have now become perfectly safe and have lost all their terrors. In the modern steam-ship, we can travel with perfect ease and safety. The world has now become one long bazaar and man goes about buying and selling with perfect ease.
Science have invented a number of machine which are very useful for man in his very day life. Everything that the modern man uses from morning till night has been manufactured by one machine or the other. Machine lift weights from him, plough his fields, cook his food and also serve it for him. Computers have made calculations easy and swift beyond imagination. The invention of such machines, as save human time and drudgery, is a great blessing for mankind.
The greatest blessings of science are its inventions in the field of medicine and surgery. Human pain and sufferings has been conquered and the expectancy of life has gone higher. Science has invented a number of wonderful drugs as Penicillin, Streptomycin, cortisone, etc. that are very useful in everyday life. X-Ray and body scanning machines are the window through which we can get a peep into the inside of our body. there are machines which give us a peep into the entire human body and detect diseases. Major operations can now be performed and broken limbs set right without the patient feeling any pain. Different parts of the body can now be replaced by artificial ones. It is expected that atomic energy, when used for peaceful purpose on a large scale, would transform human life.
Science has added to human comforts inn various ways. With electricity man can turn night into day and carry on his work with perfect ease. In the summer, he enjoys cool breeze by the use of electric fans and air-conditions. Many are the inventions of science for our recreation. Cinema is a cheap means of recreation that provides amusement both for rich and poor. Through radio we can enjoy music, dialogues, dramas, short stories. Through the television we can see dramas, dances, etc; being staged at the television station.
Science thus is a great blessing for mankind. It utility in everyday life is unlimited. But the inventions of science are being misused in various ways. Instead of using the aero-planes for travel, we use them to drop bombs. In this way, this blessing has turned into a curse, and it is feared that one day science will destroy humanity. Science should be a compulsory subject of study so that man may understand its true nature, and put it to right use. If our country is to progress, more scientists are urgently needed. Therefore, science should be taught to all.