An age of science 27
The word "science" is derived from the Latin word "scientia" which means knowledge. Contemporary science is typically subdivided into the natural sciences which study the material world, the social sciences which study people and societies, and the formal sciences like physics and mathematics. Therefore, science is gaining knowledge either through observing, studying, experience, or practice. Entire knowledge acquired through science means discovering truths, finding facts, uncovering phenomenon hidden by the nature. Science is an intellectual set of activities designed to uncover information about anything related to this world in which we live. The information gathered is organized by means of scientific methods to form eloquent patterns. The primary objective
of science is to gather information and to distinguish the order found between facts.
Today science is advancing at an amazing speed and everything in our life has changed greatly. It constitutes an attempt to conquer the forces of nature and aims to give a man the increasing power over his surroundings.
This is an age of science. We all enjoy the fruits of science. A modern man minus science is a nonentity. He uses the gifts of science every moment. In fact, science makes our daily life smooth, easy-going and convenient. It also makes us intellectually sound and strong. Scientific study helps people to judge everything in the light of reason. False beliefs no longer rule our life. We become free from dogmas.
Science not only extends but also enriches and improves our life. It expands our vision, create imagination and release us from ghosts of false notion and ignorance. By using science people can systematically collect knowledge about laws and theories by testing the ideas and derived results. Scientists work to discover natural resources like petroleum being a vital requirement in daily life. Scientists strive to find new ways in agriculture sector to keep us nutritionally enrich. New chemical substances are being discovered by the scientists. Almost every nation in the world is involved in competing with others on economic fronts, discoveries as well as technological developments.
Scientists are working continuously to serve humanity by increasing their control over world and its environment. Scientific knowledge makes us understand how persistent changes have caused the oceans and atmosphere to transform, altering the climate of world. So, at present we are no longer in dark about the mysteries of nature. Science supports us in controlling the main source of our being – food and water.
Thanks to the scientists whose intense study and researches made the mankind so comfort and pleasure. The blessings of science can also be seen in the field of transportation. The modern modes of transportation have destroyed the barriers of time and distance. The invention of engine, cars and buses made the distance area closer. Human beings can fly in the air. Aeroplane made the world nearer to us. Railway and water transport let the travels lovers move throughout the countries and continents. Science has already helped to travel in space, space tourism is now really possible for people.
The message communication system through phones and by e-mails made us favourable and happy to communicate in a very quick and short period of time. A great amount of important discoveries have been made in the field of microbiology and in the fields of special medicine to get rid of many fatal diseases. It also can be said that different types of natural deficiencies are corrected by oral intakes of vitamins and minerals. Science has also given eyes to the blind peoples and ability to hear for the deaf peoples. Surgery and X-rays and microscopes also simplified the complications of treatment.
Science provides people with the things of daily use. The following examples explain the importance of science in everyday life.
• People can't go without electricity.
• People moves from one place to another with the help of vehicles.
• They read books, newspapers, etc.
• TV and radio entertains us, computer lessens the manual work.
• Internet transmits communication in the swiftest time possible.
• Air-conditioner and refrigerator are ready to serve us in hot summer.
Everyone benefits from science because almost everything has something to do with or involves science. All this explains why a man of today is fond of the study of science.