Introduction: Today science is advancing at an amazing speed and everything of our life has changed beyond recognition. It constitutes an attempt to conquer the forces of nature and aims to give man increasing power over his surroundings.
Science in daily life: In the daily life of a man science is visible. For instance, he can now travel much faster and more comfortably than in the past. Bullock carts in villages and horse carriages in town are being replaced by tractors, trucks auto-carriages in and cars.
Invention of steam engine revolutionized travel. Then came the sensational invention of aero-planes.
Similarly, quick means of communication have brought the peoples of the world together. We can talk to any person through telephone and mobiles. Electronic mail (email) has made the transmission of any message across internet to any person in this world.
Further, it has made the use of radio both as a means of information and recreation. In times of distress, wireless telegraphy renders extraordinary service. A plane or ship in danger can at once contact on wireless the nearest aerodrome or port and get timely help.
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Inventions of Science: The invention of television is one of the most important event in human history. It enables men to see peoples, images thousands of miles away from them.
Cinematography is also a unique gift of science. The talkies have definitely taken the place of the theatre and a large scale cinema industry has sprung up.
The trade and commerce have got a new life by the establishment of huge industrial plants. One may feel surprised if one sees how modern factories and mills run and how their products are exported to every corner of the world.
Contribution to our health and wellness: The invention of medicines for severe diseases is a significant contribution of Science in the field of health and wellness. Plague, small-pox, cholera, leprosy, typhoid and even tuberculosis are no long terrible disease now.
Human body has been thoroughly studied and most of the diseases are controlled by life-giving medicines and miraculous surgery. Plastic surgery can make an ugly woman a beautiful lady.
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Demerits: But there is another side of the picture too. What science gives by one hand if takes away by another. For example, the invention of machinery and large scale production has resulted in insanitary living conditions, unfair distribution of wealth, strikes and unemployment.
The invention of atomic and hydrogen bombs has threatened the peace of the world. It is due to science that today man is so much lost in materialistic welfare.
Conclusion: Thus, the importance of science in our life cannot be denied. However, it should be used with care and caution. It should only be used for the welfare of humanity.
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Science is everywhere in today’s world. It is part of our daily lives, from cooking and gardening, to recycling and comprehending the daily weather report, to reading a map and using a computer. Advances in technology and science are transforming our world at an incredible pace, and our children’s future will surely be filled with leaps in technology we can only imagine. Being “science literate” will no longer be just an advantage but an absolute necessity. We can’t escape from the significance of science in our world.
But not everyone understands that, or has been taught to think critically, or been provided with the tools to analyze and test a problem or situation.
Alom Shaha is a school teacher in the UK, and he has put together a website and a video, asking people to share why science is important. There are scientists, educators, psychologists, artists and many others from different walks of life who participated in this project. The video is of exceptional quality, and I urge everyone to watch and share it. Help people learn about the importance of science.
Why is Science Important? from Alom Shaha on Vimeo.
I found out about this video from Phil Plait, and Phil has his own video on this topic that he shared:
By Nancy Atkinson -
Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is the author of the new book "Incredible Stories from Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos." She is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.