Science in Everyday Life
Essay No. 01
Science is a great blessing to mankind. Nothing better has happened in the history of man than advent of science in his life. The world into which science came was a world of ignorance, suffering and hardship. Science has come to relieve us of sufferings, to remove our ignorance and to lighten our toil.
Science is a very faithful servant of man. It serves us in all walks of life. It is our servant in the home, in the field, in the factory. It serves us at every step in life. Never was there a more helping servant. It is only when we spoil the servant and do not keep him in proper control that he may cause some harm to us. But this is our own fault. A servant has to be kept under control.
Science has transformed our lives. Gone are the days when only the rich could afford luxuries. Science has made them cheaper and brought them within the reach of everybody. Science produces goods on large scale. These are sold at cheap rates in every market. Books, music and all other forms of entertainment have been brought to our doors. Radio, Television and Cinema entertain us fully. So the life of a common man is quite different from what it used to be.
Science is our most faithful medical attendant. It shows every care for our health. Science has cured us of many diseases. It has given us the power to keep epidemics in check No longer are small-pox, cholera and plague the ravages of mankind. Science has given us the power to kill the germs, which spread these diseases.
Science has made travelling a pleasure. No longer do us to part sadly from our relatives and friends for a long fine when we go for a travel to a distant land. Science has conquered time and space. Man can travel both with safety and speed through the means of travel. Trains run faster and the cars move at the highest speed will unimaginable comfort and safety. The aeroplanes fly across thousands of kilomers without a wink of rest or risk. The work of months and years can be completed within hours. Science is the greatest blessing to the poor housewife. A thousand devices have been placed at her disposal to lighten her toil. There are electricity run kitchens in which cooking is a pleasure. There is no dirt, no smoke, and cooking is done in no time. Electricity washes her clothes, sweeps her floors. It has given her leisure to rest, to study and to attend better to her children.
Science has worked miracles in the field of education. With the help of great printing presses thousands of books are printed in the twinkling of an eye, thus making the published material easily available and cheap. The daily news-paper is increasing in bulk day by day but decreasing in cost getting a world of information at virtually no cost.
However, in spite of all this, there is other side of the picture. Science has done greatest disservice to mankind in the field of armament. The invention of gunpowder which was hailed as an achievement has been used and perfected into a hundred thousand destructive weapons of war. As such, science, meant for man’s happiness is employed by man for his own destruction. It is not the fault of science but the fault of man.
Science has provided us with the immense power of atomic energy. It is now in our hands whether we employ this gift of science in the destruction of mankind or use it for such a worthwhile use that the world will really be a heaven to live in, otherwise it can turn into rubble in the matter of some minutes.
Essay No. 02
Science in Everyday Life
Today science has made enormous progress and it has brought marvelous changes in the human life. Science plays important role even in our daily lives and it has changed the entire outlook and way of life for human beings. Science has no doubt made man the master of this world.
Science is a blessing for human beings. It has made our life easy and comfortable. Vital things like transport and communication have become easier, faster and safer. Earlier the journeys which took months can now be covered in days. A man can stay in touch with anyone in the world through various means of communication.
Newspapers, telephones and e-mail deserve a special mention as means of communication. Through phone one can communicate with other persons living anywhere in the world. Through email one can send and receive messages. Internet is a remarkable phenomenon of modern science.
Because of science, human life has become comfortable and enjoyable as one can spend one’s life the way he wishes. Science has introduced us to a number of means of entertainment like cinema and TV which are educative as well.
Agriculture has also not been left untouched by science. Agriculture is no longer at the mercy of nature but it is undergoing revolution. The natural manure has been replaced by modern chemical fertilizers and the whole process of agriculture is done using modern tools, in this way it has lessened the burden of farmers.
We know electricity is the most useful of all the inventions made in science. Electricity has given us light in our homes and all the modern gadgets like fans, AC, T. V., refrigerator, etc. run with the help of electricity. Even the machines in factories and industries run with the help of electricity.
Science has also helped a lot in fulfilling the energy needs of society. Huge dams and bridges have been constructed and various thermal plants and hydroelectric plants have been set up which generate millions of kilowatt of energy daily.
However science can also be used to bring destruction. Modern science has given rise to terrible weapons of production which threaten the very existence of human society.
Moreover, we should not forget that science has worked wonders in the field of medicine and surgery also and has given us the x-rays and ultra scanning machines which can accurately diagnose the medical problems.
Thus science has truly served the human beings.