Science – a boon or bane
Science may be called a mixed blessing. It has made our life peaceful and comfortable. But it has also filled it with fears and tears. The invention of the wheel, electricity and wonder drug, penicillin has revolutionized human life. Now our life has become safer, easier and more comfortable than that of our ancestors who lived in precarious conditions, Stifling heat of the sun, wrath of natural calamities were the constant threat to the very survival of our forefathers. But now we have conquered time and space and have tamed all the forces of nature. We have, in fact, risen from the lowest position of cavemen to the highest position of spacemen. Only one hundred years ago, man's life was most uncertain. Diseases like cholera, measles, typhoid and small pox that are no more considered fatal were considered a sure call from death. Now by using different scientific methods, we have solved such problems as the causes of diseases and its prevention. Life-saving drugs and the invention of different operating theatre equipments have brought many patients back from the jaws of death to the lap of life. Science has also done a lot to clean, beautify and illuminate our houses and cities. Our city streets are paved, illuminated and well-drained. We have water supply system that provides clean water for household use. The dirty water is carried through sealed pipes to disposal plants. Iron, steel, aluminium and even glass can be moulded and given different shapes to suite our need and taste. In our houses we have refrigerators to keep our food fresh for months, air–conditioners and heaters to change climate according our choice and many other machines that cook our food, clean our houses and wash our clothes. Science has also improved our means of communication, entertainment and transportation. Aeroplanes, ships, trains, buses, cars and cycles have shortened the distances. On our TV sets we can watch a cricket match being played thousands of...
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