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Sample essay on the uses and abuses of Science Mili Advertisements: Science has been defined as a systematized body of knowledge. It is neither good nor bad in itself. It is the use of science that makes it good or bad. Man may use it for his welfare as well as for warfare.
It is a blessing in peace and curse in war. Science is a blessing. By applying science man has, gained control over nature. Man is no longer a slave to his surroundings. He has conquered time and space.
Buses, trains, aero planes enable man to travel more and more distance without any difficulty. Even on the wide oceans he covers his voyage without any worry. Besides these, there are telephones and-telegraphs which enable man to keep contact with his friends and relatives without any difficulty.
So it seems that the world has contracted. In past, man had no control over the scorching summer and shivering winter.
But now man is the master of environment.
During summer he uses cooler, electric fans and during winter he uses room heaters to give him warmth. Man has many enemies which he could not know in past. But now he has been successful in discovering bacteria, virus and other harmful germs. They are easily seen with microscope and are easily killed by medicines.
X-rays, CT scans, Ultra Sound Tests, Laparoscopy are some of the recent developments in medical science with which terrible diseases at remote parts of human body can be detected. Man, today, enjoys more comforts and luxuries than ever before. He has a much higher standard of living.
Better irrigation facilities, improved farming tools, hybrid seeds, chemical fertilizers etc.
After hard work, man needs healthy recreation to relax him. Science has provided radio, cinema, television etc. Due to the invention and spread of printing press, education has successfully- reached the common man.
Blessings of science are numerous. But this is only one side of the picture. In the past man has many times misused the knowledge of science. In big industries machines are used to increase production.
But industrialization has given rise to competition, unemployment and capitalism. Machines have thrown thousands out of employment. Capitalism has caused class-struggle and exploitation of many people.This is a superb piece and I hope it is widely read and taken to heart in Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and Washington.
All these centers of power and creativity are drowning in illusions brought about by thunderous misuses of statistics that have become implacably seductive only with the recent availability of vast, connected computer resources.
Science is a mixed blessing. Though the basket of gifts of sciences is full to the brain, science has not been an unmixed blessing to man. If used property, science is helpful for us.
If abused, science may become a threat to humanity. Uses of science: We use countless gifts of science every day. Science has modernized our homes. Pressure . uses science and technology for purposes of aggression; he uses the discoveries of science to win wars.
In the past men used be put to misuse. Many keen observers. In the new era of globalization, we are in the midst of creating a new world through science and technology.
The world that we want to create is not depends on the object that we want to build or create but it need to be depend more significantly on our view, implicit or explicit, about the nature of the good life - good and bad, right and.
That is the secret of all culture: it does not provide artificial limbs, wax noses or spectacles—that which can provide these things is, rather, only sham education.
Stephen Jay Gould, Evolution Theorist, Dies at By Carol Kaesuk Yoon The New York Times, May 21, Stephen Jay Gould, the evolutionary theorist at Harvard University whose research, lectures and prolific output of essays helped to reinvigorate the field of .