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Since ancient times man has been in the eternal quest for knowledge and information. Due to this thirst of his he has gained knowledge in diverse fields. The most colossal field of science. During the ancient times man's wants and cravings were very less but when these started growing man began conceiving new ideas. These ideas soon turned into reality. Sometimes he was fortunate but the rest of his attempts were in vain. But man because of his immense ardor and courage began accomplishing great tasks that would benefit mankind for the rest of eternity. Through science man has miraculous inventions. Science today has made its presence felt in every field of life.
In the field of transport, man has made advancements in leaps and bounds. Evidently the first boat on earth was present even before the birth of Christ. The major invention was the wheel apart from the usual cars, ships, trains, planes etc. These have evolved into the current forms that are seen today.
Science has also made communications simpler and faster. When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, he probably had no idea that it be so revolutionizing. When Charles Babbage thought about the computer he too might not have foreseen it to dominate every other part of life. The telephone and the computer have given us the internet which has given us the e-mail. Also video-conferencing has made it possible for a doctor in one part of the world to instruct his patient's surgery in another part of the world.
Space travel is now a reality with Yuri Gagarin being the first man to enter the huge vacuum. And now with telescopes being made we see the ends of space.
In the field of medicine science has given us life in the form of death combating medicines. This has increased the average life of human being by many years.
Electricity, Science's boon to mankind. Electricity is something that we cannot do without. Electricity powers our lights, fans, computers, refrigerators, TV's. It charges our mobile phones and other gadgets.
Science has also give us what the current education system cannot do without. Paper. Paper is the basic need of the education system. Books, Question papers, Résumé's, everything needs paper. The world needs paper.
Science has given us a host of other advantages. It has helped in the field of irrigation, sports, real estate...... and so on. The advantages of science are many.
"But like everything science too has it's drawbacks, it's limitations"
The cars, planes, trains, ships have taken millions of lives since inception. The injuries caused are almost ten times more. The death toll increases daily. In such circumstances there hardly lies any room for error. But we are humans and it is in our nature to err. Most of these accidents are due to human lapse. Cases of drunken driving are often reported. Wrong signals have been given to trains. Airplane engines have failed in mid-air. Ships have been marooned at sea. Ships carrying oil have sunk causing calamities and killing marine lives.
The computer might make work easier but it is also a pain in the... well lets say back. Most computer users do not have the correct posture and this leads to pain in the back, wrist, neck etc. The internet and e-mail are used to transmit deadly virii that can destroy your data, corrupt your files, steal your private information and put it up for the world to see.
Space travel is tedious and also risky with space shuttles crashing ,killing people and causing millions of dollars of damage.
Medicines have increased the life span of a human being and this leads to over-population. The problem of drugs is only a part of the whole picture. Taking spurious medicines is like taking poison.
Electrical energy is good and useful as long as it flows in our appliances. Once it flows in places that are not meant for it, it wreaks havoc. Eg. Our bodies. Electrical shocks play their own deadly role in the death game. Lots of damage can be caused by fires. Anything from faulty wiring to a short circuit can cause this. Today we have also become very dependent on electricity. If the electricity goes it's as if we have lost the light of our lives.(Pun unintended). Not only do we lose our light's but we are hampered. We cant sit on the computer, use the electric razor, watch TV, wash our clothes, iron them. Electricity is a very powerful force. And such a force can be a bad master.
Paper though used for the propagation of education razes our trees to the ground. This in the long run causes many environmental problems like global warming etc.
One of the most destructive force that science has given us is the bomb. There are many forms of a bomb, from a simple firecracker to a full fledged nuclear bomb. It is a force capable of wiping out a country within minutes. One of the display of it's sheer power is well Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the effects of which can be seen for generations as physical deformities in people.
Science is a world in itself, fascinating, dark, huge, unexplored. Science can be used for the good of all if used. A common chain linking everything above is the human factor. The role of humans in this is the most important of all and if anything goes wrong, we can only blame ourselves, I mean they haven't discovered any green aliens for us to blame have they?? Science when improperly used can be molded into a potent force capable of wiping out life and its traces of the surface of earth. Think about it.... we all have a role to play.
Edited by yordan, 24 March 2010 - 10:34 PM.
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