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Is Science a Blessing or a Curse

  • Date Submitted: 11/24/2013 07:42 AM
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  I am not a big fan of news channel, and I guess at my age no one is. But last week I had watched the news for half an hour. In that whole time news anchors were discussing the bomb attacks all around the world, how many got killed and how many got injured. Since I was thinking is science a blessing or a curse? No doubt we are all surrounded by the wonders of scientific knowledge but is science all for human comforts or not?
We all know that life is not a bed of roses. This was more true in past. Man’s life on earth was a hard struggle. He had to work hard to protect himself from sun, rain and storm. He had to fight against hunger, disease and death. He had only two hands to do all his work. With these hands he defended himself, fed himself and made other things he needed. It was a hard life. But he kept on working. In the course of time, he discovered many things, invented many things, and learned many things. He became civilized. He tamed horses and other animals. He built big boats and ships. The applications of science to the problems of mankind have completely changed man’s life. He had never been so powerful as he is today. His life had never been so comfortable as it is now.   The modern age is the age of science. The influence of science can be seen in every walk of life. If our ancestors happen to visit the modern world, they will not be able to recognize it. The world today has completely changed.
What science has done for a man is a long story. I can only mention few things discovered and invented by science. It has discovered the secrets of matter. It has taught man to turn matter into energy. The chief form of energy is electricity, which is, unfortunately, scarce in Pakistan.
The contribution of science is seen in our daily life. Now the housewife doesn’t have to work very hard. With the help of latest cooking devices meals can be cooked quickly. Food can be preserved for a long time in the refrigerator. Clothes...


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