Thursday, June 29, 2017

An Essay on Science and Social Prosperity

Science is the greatest blessing to mankind. It has transformed human life; nothing better could happen in the history of mankind than the advent of Science and great uses of it to the life of society. Before Science could cast its great effect on social life of humans it was all a world of sufferings, ignorance and hardship. Science came as a blessing to relieve society from suffering and difficulties of daily life. The triumph of science can be seen in every aspect of daily life. According to a famous writer, science has changed the face of the earth and the society more during the last 100 years than what it changed in 4000 years before.

Science has helped man to scale the sky, measure the depth of oceans and wrest from nature many of her hidden treasures. Traveling has been made a pleasure by science with the invention of motor cars, trains, ships and aero planes.

 No longer has man had to wait to meet any friend or relative in trouble at a far-off place. He can just catch the first train or fly like a bird and within minutes see his dear ones. Even he can talk to any relative or friend living in any part of the world at any moment of the day or night. A person can have his morning tea in Dhaka and breakfast in Mumbai and lunch in Jeddah. The work of months and years can be completed in a day.

Science has extended the frontiers of knowledge of society in various ways and in various directions. It has enabled man to fight natural calamities and to revolutionize industrial and agricultural processes. Gone are the days when only the rich could afford the luxuries of modern life. Science has made the goods particularly the electronic gadgets so cheap that they are within the reach of almost every common man. It has enabled industries to produce goods in greater quantities thus making things affordable. Books, music and all other forms of entertainment have been brought to the door of the common man. Radio, television and cinema help the society in relieving the daily tensions of life by entertainment. The quality of life in society has improved a lot with the inventions of science. Science has changed the life of the housewife in our society. Now she need not spend her whole-time cooking meals for a big family. Hundreds of modern gadgets have been devised by science to help the housewife in the kitchen. There are various electric food processors, grinding machines, cookers and ovens. Cooking has become a pleasure with no smoke, dirt or suffocation. The availability of fully automatic washing machines and dishwashers have made life very easy and fast. Now the women can take time from their homes to participate in various other functions of the society and contribute towards common welfare of mankind in general. Science has given time to housewives, to spend it with their children, to study in their leisure time and to handle business or work in offices. It is all a sign of social prosperity.

The face and look of society has changed with the developments brought about by science. People would not have been so well-dressed in the absence of the textile industry. Now the market is flooded with enormous variety of clothes whether they are required for summer or severe winter. Today, we are producing clothes to such an extent that we can export them to other countries after meeting our own demands Electricity has changed the entire scenario of society. With the help of electricity, man can do any number of activities and has progressed in every part of the industry and daily life. At nighttime, the place can be changed to daylight conditions. Even matches are played under flood lights.

The most wonderful invention of science is man-made satellites. The wildest dream of human beings has come true. Man has landed on the moon. The force of gravity has got no meaning for man and he has conquered it. The society is getting information of all other planets and research is being made continuously to know more and more about other planets. Weather conditions are being predicted, with the help of pictures taken by these satellites.

The change brought in by science is clearly visible in our ways of living. The agrarian society is fast changing into an industrialized and highly advanced culture. Big industrial towns are coming up into existence with their own multiple infrastructures. The world has contracted and time and distance have no relevance left. Fast and sophisticated means of communication and transport have brought the different societies closer. In short, the advancement of science has made our social life prosperous.