Science is a double-edged weapon of the modern world. it is a boon as well as a bane. it is so because the changes that it has brought are useful as wee as harmful. it is such an effective tool that it has completely changed the complexion of the world. Now it dominates everybody’s life. Our lifestyle, our working, our entertainment, our attitude have all been influenced by it. At the same time, science has posed certain threats to the existence of the whole world. It has shattered man’s peace of mind by making him the slave of the latest devices. Above all, the deadly weapons of today can easily turn the world to ruins.
Science has given a completely new look to the world. A wholesale change has occurred in every walk of life. Science has given man confidence. This is the first and foremost benefit of science. Man of the past lived a subdued life, while the man of today is the real lord of the world. He enjoys such a commanding position only because of science.
Now he has learned to control the forces of nature. These forces used to horrify our forefathers but now we rule them. We have found many devices to forces things. In this way, we are able to take the precautionary measures. Take the examples of weather forecasting. It has helped our farm workers to plan accordingly. Now we are in the position to make that predictions months before.
The forecasting has saved precious lives which were lost in shipwrecks or air-crashes. Moreover, the system of communication and forewarning has progressed a lot. Now ships and airplanes get information well in time.
The changes in man’s attitude have played a key role in his progress. He has invented new devices and new machines. Science combines with technology is serving everybody. It is at work in the field of medicine and surgery, transportation and communication, industry and commerce as well as in agriculture and education.
Science has its drawbacks as well. It is a branch of knowledge which deals the matter only. As such, it is an effective device for material things. But it has failed miserably in case of man. Man is actually the combination of spirit and matter. If he gives more importance to his physique and ignores his soul, he will become a beast. Science has, in fact, satisfied man’s physical needs but, in return, it has damaged his soul. It has given rise to materialism which has disturbed his peace of mind.
Now this wild beast who was once called the man is using science in the field of war without any check and balance. Everyday e is inventing new weapons of wholesale murder of humanity. He has inventingr of humanity. He has invented atomic weapons to massacre mankind. Modern weapons emit poisonous gases that kill only living beings. They do not destroy material things.
Now the lasting conclusion is modern science has given a man the deadliest of weapons without any restraints. Only religion can provide this restraint. Unfortunately, material progress has made us forgetful of our moral duties. It has also brought us away from religion. Modern man with all scientific progress is like a ball the sop of china crockery. The result is total destruction.