Science is the basis of our modern civilization. The magical and wonderful knowledge,we call science, has done miracles in the service of man. Nature is indifferent, sometine hostile to man. It is too vast and fearful to be harnessed by our physical strength. It is science which tames nature for the use of man. It has been a great value in feeding human beings, and protecting them from famine, disease and death.
Science had brought us comfort and leisure. In its own time, the invention of the plough must have been a great achievement. But research and rapid progress in the field of science knowledge started after the Renaissance.
Science has given us electricity. It works our fans, lights our houses, cooks our food and does so many countless things. If it stops for a day, life becomes unbearable. Think of all the inventions we use and which are produced by electrical energy, and the benefits we get from it will bcome clear to us.
All the modern means of communication are the gifts of science. Who has not used a telephone or listened to a radio broadcast? The trains, the automobiles and the aircraft which have shortened time and distance and have brought the people and nations closer to each other, are the blessings of science. Now the danger and dread of famine and natural calamities that had troubled mankind for centuries have been greatly reduced, for help can be immediately arranged and rushed to any part of the world.
Science has brought great improvement in the field of agriculture as well. Irigation canals have brought fertility to deserts. Mechanical implements are fast replacing the age old plough. Chemical fertilizers are producing better and richer crops.
Moreover, in the field of medicine, science has made wonderful drugs and instruments. Disease which proved to be fatal have become curable with the help of new medicines. Light X-ray machines have been made which can be taken to places, where no heavy X-