Why is Science Important
Science has led us to finding out things that give us what we have today. In fact without science we would not have electricity which would mean no mobiles, internet, Facebook we would not have fridges to keep food fresh, television to entertain or even cars to travel in.
A world without science would mean that we would still be living in a very different way to that of what we live today. Science started back when (we imagine) 2 cavemen wondered what rubbing 2 sticks together would do. Science is based on curiosity and how to’s. In fact we are natural Scientists watch children and you will see that young children play like Scientists work, with investigation.
Today science influences so many different things that trying to list them all would mean this page could go on forever. Science has influenced the medical industry that today reduces thousands of deaths every day. But is science only about new inventions, new technology and new medicines?
We want people to understand that it is not just about new technology, inventions or new medicines. Science is about a whole lot more than that and to sum it up we believe that science is a way of helping the brain grow in finding new knowledge and helps us defeat our curiosity of how the world develops and works today.
Science is important because it has helped form the world that we live in today.
Importance 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 science.
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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