Science is a good slave but a bad master
We today reveal in the idea that we are living in the world of science and science can work wonders for us. True it is that science has revolutionized modern life. What our forefathers, half a century ago, could not even dream of, we have that our beck and call.Electricity is a wonder and what it is doing would have appeared to be a fairy tale for our forefathers. A bitten is pressed the room gets flooded with light: the fan moves, the A.C. cools or warms the room, water is boiled or cooled even is frozen, eatables can be preserved for days.
Human suffering has greatly been eliminated. Science has investigated in to diseases and found startling cure for them.Artificial limbs can be fitted to the disabled bodies, even kidney and hart are being transplanted. Painless operations are being performed.
Machinery has eliminated human labor and made life more mechanical and less arduous. Means of communication the fax, the email, the mobile phones are really wonderful means given to us by science. The atomic energy if put to use for peaceful purposes can work wonders.
We have begun to feel that life without the modern scientific gadgets is impossible.
True that all this has happened we feel beholden to science and the scientists. But there is the other side of the picture too.
Man has become a slave to the machines. Human labor has been minimized but that has led to a more luxurious living and less of physical activity. Man kind has begun suffering from such elements which our hard-working forefather never new of. More and more use of machines has led to large scale unemployment. The pesticides and germicides used in saving the crops are sending out such alarming signals as demolishing and dismantling the ozone layer which was protecting the earth form the evil effects for he sun rays. The world is getting exposed to the situation of great alarm and danger.
The atomic energy is being used for destructive purpose and the nuclear explosions are causing radiations which are fatal for mankind. Can we ever forget what happened to Nagasaki and Heroshima in Japan during the second World war? and also destruction of Nuclear plants in Hikoshima. do you want to live under such further threats of large scale demonstrations and destruction.
The worst that science has done in the demolition of our faith in the divine power. The Darwinian theory of evolution has given a death blow to our faith that there is some Creator - the super power - far too superior which has created this universe and good or bad action invite reward or punishments to us in the form of Heaven and Hell. The scientists of today consider them self as master of nature. In spite of all scientific advancement Earthquake still accrue , Cyclone still come and leave back large - scale loss of life and property. If man has become master of nature why an not we avoid such disasters. So this proves that Shakespeare Had said 'There are more things in Heaven and Earth which are beyond our Philosophy'.
Therefore what is necessary is that we may use science as our slave. take the utmost advantage from it but should not permit ti to become our master.We have to keep the 'Genie under our control use it for the good of mankind: communicate with one another at the quickest pace but keep its dangerous use under check.let science remain our slaves and not allow it to become our master.
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