We are living in the age of science. Television, cinema computer, electricity, airplane, train, bus, telephone, mobile telephone, radio etc. From morning till evening we use things which are given I us by science. Science has given us electricity. Without electricity we cannot spend even a minute of our life! Medical science has controlled many diseases like T.B, Cholera and Small Pox. These diseases were incurable earlier. Many people used to die of these diseases. Duet scientific inventions, a lot of progress has been made in the agriculture sector. With the blessings of science, we can fly in the air and talk to a person who is sitting thousands of miles away. But science has also given atom bombs, hydrogen bombs, nuclear bombs, tanks, missiles etc. This has raised the threat of a nuclear war. Science can be a blessing to mankind if it is used for the benefit of mankind.
ADVANTAGES – Science has brought about several outstanding advantages to mankind. The vast improvements made in the field of medicine have served to lengthen our life expectancy and to reduce the rate of infant mortality. The discovery of mechanization, better seeds, better techniques of irrigation and pest control, has worked to increase productivity levels on farms. In transportation, railway, modern ocean liner, jet plane, and motor vehicle have made our lives more comfortable and provided great possibilities for modern commercial development and industrialization. The invention of the computer has assisted the process of calculation in laboratories.
DISADVANTAGES – science has been responsible for pollution and has given us the nuclear bomb which threatens our very existence. But in this also the fault lies not with science, but rather with mans intention to misuse the discoveries of science. Science is not inherently good or evil. It is a way to acquire knowledge systematically, which is only a tool.