Science is the systematic knowledge of natural or physical phenomena. We live in an age of science. Perhaps men have more faith in science today than Greeks had in their gods in ancient times.
We talk about it more than we talk about ourselves. To an ignorant man, science is a deity who performs astonishing deeds; to a wise man it is a maid-servant who acts according to his own sweet-will, and to an ordinary man, it is a wonder of wonders.
Science plays a great role in our life today. It has completely changed our outlook and ways of life. Science helps us and stands at our command in every sphere of our activities. Nowadays nothing can be done without science.
Science has enabled man to conquer the forces of nature.
For instance, science has provided very swift means of travel and communications. The steam engine, the motor car now the aeroplane have almost annihilated time and space. Today man can fly like birds, he can swim like fish in the sea.
The wonderful invention of wireless telegraphy helps us to send message in twinkling of an eye from one corner of the world to another. The value of wireless telegraphy is best seen in the moments of trouble.
Wireless has led to the use of the radio, which is quickly becoming a means of education. Of late, a further improvement, known as television has been made. The radio brings us only the voice of them people but the television enables us to see these people on the screen as well.
The greatest boon that science has given to man is electricity which has solved a number of problems admirably well. It not only furnishes light but makes trams and railways run smoothly, it whirls the fans over our head, helps us to make ice, drive printing presses, and makes the cinema films move.
Electricity-machines, electrically-heated beds to name only a few-have made man’s life comfortable as well as luxurious. Inventions and discoveries of science have also revolutionized agriculture, industry, medicine, surgery and education.
The wonders of science are equally manifested in medicine and surgery. The discovery of X-rays facilitates better and more dependable diagnosis. Wonderful medicines like penicillin and streptomycin have been invented to check and cure most dangerous diseases.
These are some of the glories and wonders of science. Scientists are the backbone of modem civilization.