SCIENCE AND HUMAN LIFE
Even a hundred years ago, the condition of man roaming in the whole world at the mercy of the mighty forces of nature, was miserable of not pitiable. Then he had to suffer from the vagaries of weather and the far greater attack of diseases.
Life and science are related with each other. It is only science that has relieved human sufferings greatly; especially in the case of medicine and surgery. Apart from fighting against diseases science has made life much more comfortable with various amenities. The sufferings of our ancestors who had to walk for days together in the sun and in the rain through dusty or muddy roads to reach a distant place have been lessened or made comfortable by science. Man has invented science and hence science has an ever link or relation with man. But today we can go to the end of the earth by jumbo jet incredibly faster. In olden times, if anyone went out or on a long journey, he usually despaired of returning safely or in safety. Life in the pre-scientific age, was ruled by accident manner which was explained as destiny. Traveling by land, or sea or air has become a pleasure. The ordinary day to day business of living has become much more smooth and easier by dint of science.
We are not under the cover of darkness, nor do we sweat in summer heat as our ancestors did. Science has given us air-coolers, air-conditioners, fans, electric power driven vehicles and what not. The operation for patients was so painful that more victims died on the very table. But today most diseases are yield to treatment, many of them are checked by vaccination or by many kinds of micro-surgery. It is now possible to conduct an ultra-sonic treatment and transplantation of limbs and organs. So science has greatly saved/relieved men from the untimely death. Life for the western countries is more comfortable than it is for us. The average home in America is quite different from us. There are many labor-serving devices to give the tired housewives more leisure and more comfort. A housewife can have an electric oven and washing machine. But in towns and cities of our country, these have been arranged for some of them. The housewives in the western countries at present can get their things done by robots.
In the realm of printing, science has become the hand-maiden of culture. Book printing and production that was a very costly thing in the last century is now very cheap, comfortable and plentiful. Writings were done on the leaves, barks of trees and stones. Books written with hands were very costly and remained beyond man's buying capacity.
The students are not deprived of its blessings. He can do everything with the help of science. He can enjoy facilities for reading and writing in a comfortable library for conducting experiments in the laboratory which his forefathers could not dream of. The lecture in the class is now aided by apparatus and the microphone.
To the men in the offices and factories also, science offers all sorts of pleasant amenities and facilities. If it is too cold, the office room can be kept warm with the help of heater. If too cold, the air conditioners can keep it warm. All heavy and unpleasant works can be done with the help of machines.
First men did not believe in science and its discoveries and inventions. In the field of communication man, nowadays, is not lagging behind. He can easily communicate with all by dint of science as it has given us telephone, telegraph, wireless, mobile phone, fax, internet and other media of communication. We can talk to the people of the far end of the world within a second.
Agriculture is related with man. Science has not left agriculture untouched. Adopting a scientific method people are increasing production in plenty in all respects.
Science has blessed people with a lot of blessings. It has not made any distinction between the poor and the rich. No man, so to speak , under the sun is deprived of the blessings of science. But city dwellers reap the advantages of science much more than those of the village people.
Science is man's invention and its blessings are for mankind. Since the dawn of invention of science, it has given its all sorts of blessings for mankind. Hence its relation with life is perennial.