Wonders of science
The 20th Century is an age of science. It has blessed us with various comforts of life. The dreams of yesterday have become the reality of today. The world today is totally changed. We can fly in the air like a bird. We can swim in the water like a fish. If our forefathers were to revisit this world from their heavenly abode they would be so much pleased and surprised that they would not like to go back.
Science has gifted us with many blessings. It has increased human comfort and happiness. Our domestic life today is much more comfortable. We have the latest electric appliances like the heater, the press, store, cooker and refrigerator. Electricity is out maidservant, which cooks meals for us, heats water for us, washes and presses clothes for us. It brings us into light from darkness.
It has enabled us to fight many diseases. Dangerous operations are performed in a painless manner. Severe and chronic diseases are cured in no time with the help of various tonics, sulpha drugs, infections and various patent medicines.
It has removed the curtain from the face of nature. Today oceans, hills, lakes and rivers do not stand in our way. We can cross them very safely, science has conquered time and place. It has given us various means of transport and communication like the railway, aeroplanes, ships, buses and the like. We can cover long and tiresome journey and can carry goods from one place to another very safely and easily.
It has given us various means of entertainment. Radio, transistor and radiogram entertain us with the help of telephone, we can talk to our friends, however far away they may be we can send telegrams to for off places and know about the health and happiness of our friends and relatives. Printing press also gives us knowledge and is a useful source of propaganda and advertisement. In the same way, industry is as thankful to science as is agriculture. Science has manufactured machines, plants, tube-wells, tractors and similar other things. With its help, we can change summer into winter and winter into summer. The ceiling fan keeps us cool in summer and the heater give us warmth in winter. We are today what science has made us science controls us from the time we get up till we go to bed. It has given eyes to the blind, ears to the deaf, legs to the lame and life to the dead.
Today scientists have reached the moon. Who knows that more blessings science will confer on us tomorrow? It is difficult to imagine the world without science.
Preethi M, IX
Chennai: Bishop Corrie Anglo-Indian H.S. School
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