A BOON OR A CURSE
Everything in this universe has its uses and abuses. The same applies to science. It has revolutionized the human existence.
Science- this single word itself has a lot to say. Science has truly been the burning topic of the century. Today, you just need to think about any sector and the word science will surely come up. Science technology has made an immense impact on nearly every sphere of daily life. Science plays a major role in today’s society.
The world has undergone a tremendous change because of the rapid strides made by the science and technology.
Much of the progress made by mankind right from stone age to modern age is due to the progress made in the field of science.
Science is a help in the agriculture field too. Soil analysis, hybrid varieties of crops giving higher yield, fertilizers, pesticides, advanced tools and machinery, irrigation equipments, etc. have increased the production of crops.
Today, we have scores of meteorological satellites in outer space sending data, pictures to earth stations helping agriculture scientists find and analyze soil patterns. They also help them trace progress of rains, winds and even locusts that endanger crops.
Science has enabled man to diagnose and treat many dangerous diseases.
Automation in banks and railway stations have provided relief to the public and staff alike.
Satellites even forewarn about natural calamities, like hurricanes which cause mass destruction.
Television, a good source of entertainment, education and information has its negative effects too. There are many programmes which promote violence and vulgarity, and teenagers are most interested in watching these. Aggressiveness and violence at an early age have led to shocking crimes.
The power of the internet is being abused by the widespread use of pornographic material. Lots of people spend their time in chat rooms for obscene discussions.
Science is like a knife. A knife is used to cut vegetables. The same knife can also be used as a lethal weapon.
In the same way science can be used as a tool for development but like every coin has another side, science, when it is in wrong hands can be abused.
The exploitation of science can result in several disastrous consequences like nuclear wars, catastrophic pollution and ruinous bloodshed.