The pursuit of knowledge carried on by the scientist for the past several centuries has produced results which have produced different reactions in different sections of society. There are lay people who consider science to be the fore runner of all comfort, progress and prosperity.
On the other hand there are many good people who look upon science as the chief cause of the sufferings of humanity today. The debate has been raging for a long time. But while people talk and argue, science goes on taking long strides, blissfully ignorant of the praises or the abuses heaped on its head.
If I Were A Scientist, I believe that we are suffering from the effect of a little science badly applied and the remedy is a lot of science properly applied. Hence I need not offer any apologies for wishing to be a scientist. But I want to be a scientist with a difference. I do not want myself to be confined to the ivory tower of pure reason unmindful of the realities of life. It is not a mere empty statement to say that the modern mind lives, breathers and has his being in this age of science. In every minor detail of our life science plays a very valuable role. I wish to contribute my share in making this world better than I find it.
At the very beginning, I may make it clear that if I were a scientist, I would like to carry on my work in the province of pure science. Pure science is a relentless search for truth, for the discoveries of the mysteries of nature. As such no fault finding is possible with the area of scientific research which has broadened the frontiers of man’s knowledge about himself and his world. It is systematized knowledge and its pursuit which has led to the unraveling of the mysteries of nature and the harnessing of its wonderful power. What the scientist discovers in the seclusion of his laboratory after years of research comes to have far-reaching result in our practical life.
If I were a scientist, I would like to be independent of...
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