Science has been both a boon and a curse to mankind in many ways. The modern age has provided us with many wonderful inventions and discoveries of science. The world has changed tremendously due to the contributions made by the science in every walk of life. The comforts have been increased and the domestic life is made easier giving more time for the leisure activities.

It has helped in boosting the agricultural yields and preserving the same over a longer period of time. With the use of various machines, equipment and gadgets, the trade, business world over has been accelerated .

Electricity in itself is a great wonder of science. It is the essence of mechanical functioning. Communication is made quick and easy by various instruments and travelling has become comfortable by the use of the variety of vehicles on land and seas as well as in the air. The large world has become a small place with long-distances having being minimized.

Numerous drugs and vaccines have cured people from the dangerous life taking diseases. Organ transplantations and laser surgeries have increased the life expectancy.

Science has also provided us with many means of entertainment like the radio, TV and video to fight the boring monotony in life. Life has become easier and man is proud of his achievements.

The machines which provided us the comforts and easiness have failed to provide the peace of mind. It has led to unemployment and competitions. Man is become greedy and has lost the spirit of brotherhood.

Now man lives in the constant fear of wars and destruction. In fact, the misapplication of the scientific knowledge has brought man face to face with destruction. Hence, the potentialities of science must not be misused.

 

KRISH SHAH

8A

VCW Arya Vidya Mandir