The primitive man wondered at the many facts of nature and held it in great reverence. The great advancements made by science have shrunk the world and have been eliminated and sufferings of man have been considerably reduced. However, urbanization and industrialization have harmed the flora and fauna. Atomic energy, if used for peaceful purpose can work wonders. Science has empowered man, but he must learn to use it for the good of humanity.
To primitive man, the earth was like a platter. He did not dare to venture to places unknown to him, lest he should fall off the edges. The sun, the moon and the stars amazed him. These heavenly bodies were held in great reverence. He was helpless and at the mercy of nature. Hence, he worshiped its forces. The invention of the wheel and the discovery of fire were the achievements of the primitive man. The initiation into the scientific arena was “a small step for man, but a giant leap for mankind.”
The advent of science has altered the life of man. With his intellect, man has proved his superiority over the other being in nature. Man ventured on sea and discovered new lands. He also discovered that earth is round and it revolves around the sun. The laws of gravitation were discovered. Later, he discovered electricity, invented telephone, telex and felt elated. These inventions shrunk the world and man felt well- connected with far off places. Aeroplane, trains, cars, buses and two-wheelers became his mode of transportation.
The successive discoveries and invention, in the field of medical science have provided relief to mankind. It has led to low mortality rate and has increased life expectancy. with the technological advancement in space research, artificial satellites were launched to promote communications.
Agriculture too, has benefited from scientific advances. Improved methods of irrigation, better quality seeds and use of fertilizers have increase crop yield new hybrid seeds and drought resistant seeds...