Importance of Science in Everyday Life by ImportantIndia

of Science in Everyday Life

Science has invaded
every branch of modern life. It is the noise of machines, cars, mills and
factories, etc. which awakens us every-day in the morning. The food we eat, the
clothes we wear, the books and papers we read, the recreations we enjoy, the
games we play – all have something or other to do with the application of
Every person feels
the effects of science in every sphere of life. It is not merely the electric
light or the electric fan, the radio or the cinema that displays the power of
science in our daily life, but everything we do or is done to us is in some way
or another connected with science.
The things that we
use in our daily life are mostly due to science. Our forefathers put on clothes
woven by hand. Our clothes are made in large factories where scientific methods
are used. We get so much paper to write on only because the piper mills can
turn out huge quantities of it. Cloth and paper we had even before science came
on the scene but no one could then think of the huge quantities in which they
are produced now.
Science has conquered
time and distance. We can travel from one place to another with a quickness
which our forefathers could not have dreamt of. In the morning, we get news of
events that happened yesterday in all parts of the world. Why should we talk of
yesterday? With the help of the radio, we can listen to an American speaking.
It would seem that he is before us and we are part of his audience. If we want
to send a message to a person in America, we can send an email and he will get
it in a few hours. If we want to speak to our friends far from us, there is the
telephone that will connect us.
Effect of science of
human life
It is, indeed, true that science has added tremen­dously to the comforts and
conveniences of mankind. Unless one is an ascetic, one has no reason to reject
the things science offers. By conquering time and distance science has brought
mankind together and so far made life richer. By inventing medicines it has
made our day-to-day existence relatively free from disease, and has, indeed,
added to our length of life.
Examples of use of
Science in everyday life
: This fan and light works from the
application of electricity. Electricity is one of the wonders of modern
science. The bus which has an engine works with petroleum. The train is driven
by the power of coal. This is possible only because of the application of
science. My doctor gives certain injections and the patient soon well enough to
come here. Medical science is another achievement of modern science, the marvel
of medicine.
From the above, it is
clear that science is playing an important part in our everyday life.
Disadvantages: But man has now
become a slave of machines. His own creative power is gradually becoming weaker
and weaker. He does not sing, he listens to the radio; he does not act, he sees
the cinema; he does not ramble among the beauties of nature, he drives in a
motor car over dusty roads.

Conclusion: It cannot be denied
that there is some truth in the above criticism. But we cannot now go back to
the old days. We should have all the comforts and conveniences, and we should
try to improve upon them. But we must try to be masters of scientific
appliances and not their slaves. We should make use of machines, but our life
must not be mechanized. If we can do so, science will make our lives richer and
in conquering. Nature man will also ennoble himself.

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