Science has completely changed the pattern of man’s life. Our life today is radically different from forefathers. Even a few hundred years ago man was largely at the mercy of nature. Whenever there was a calamity, the only consolation lay in the message contained in the proverb, “What cannot be cured must be endured”. But science has enhanced man’s power over nature and so he has gained confidence in himself.
Science has made life comfortable. We do not cover long distances on foot to meet our relatives. We can now easily go to any place we like. Travelling, whether by land, sea or air is now very comfortable. Similarly, we do not have to depend on a candle or an oil-lamp to remove the darkness at night. Electricity now works wonders for us.
In fact, science has provided us with so many amenities of life.
Science has made human life immensely better than what it was in the past. Science has revolutionaries’ agriculture and now it is possible for us to grow more food it has also enabled us to dress ourselves in a much better manner than our forefathers. Our houses, towns and villages are also now much better places to live in. In fact all the basic requirements of life are now easily fulfilled by utilism scientific knowledge.
Science has prolonged the span of life. It has reduced infant mortality. It has also enabled us to fight diseases. The physicians and the surgeons are now in an advantageous position in the matter of diagnosis of diseases and their treatment. Moreover, due to the use of anesthetics we are now largely free from the fear of pain. Thus science plays a great role both in health and in sickness.
Science has enabled us to do a lot of work in a short time and with very little physical strain. We have invented a number of machines to do various unpleasant and difficult jobs for us. Science has really freed us from the drudgery of manual work. Science has provided us with the means for cheap entertainment. The gramophone, the radio, the tape- recorder, the television, and the cinema have made our life pleasant.
Science has brought the different nations close to one another. This has resulted in the promotion of under standing and the establishment of fraternal relationship. Science has made us truly civilised.
The contribution of science to the cause of human welfare has been very great and it can reasonably be hoped that with the advancement of science man will feel that he is the master of things in the universe.