Today, progress is the product of science. Science has brought a revolution in every corner of our life. The things considered impossible in past have been achieved through science. Science has given power and knowledge to man. It is because of science that today man is asked to control all around him. Science is a friend of humanity and it has done a lot to serve humanity.
Science has shortened distances. In the past, it took long to cover short distance. People departed from their relatives and friends with sad hearts. Now those days are gone. We can cover long distances in just a few hours. The fast-moving cars, trains and airplanes are there to help us.
Telephone, telegraph and the wireless flash the news across the world in the twinkling of an eye. Sitting beside your radio, you can enjoy a match. Being played thousands of miles away. On television, you cannot only hear the speaker but see his picture too. Wireless has brought the countries closer. Science has brought man nearer man, and this is a good service.
In the past, life was not interesting. There were no entertainments. The people worked, ate and slept. Conditions of life were hard. Now radio amuses us and the cinema entertains us: Electricity is our maid servant. She does every impossible and difficult job for us. She moves the fans, heats the rooms, illuminates the cities, presses the clothes, works the machines. In short, life has been made easy and now it is a bed of roses, though occasionally.
Diseases were great trouble in the past. Now medical science has helped us fight against the most deadly diseases. Death rate has been reduced. Lungs can be replaced and hearts can be operated upon. Surgery has worked wonders. Now happy life is flourishing on the earth and smiling faces can be seen.
Hunger and famine were common in the past. Now the famines have become rare. Progress and research in the field of agriculture has increased productions. Fertilizers never allow the soil to go barren. Now there is abundance of everything.
Swift means of communication and transportation have made it easy to carry grain from one place to another. So, we see that science has brought comfort and pleasure for mankind. It has reduced human misery. It is right to call it a friend of mankind.