SCIENCE IN THE SERVICE OF MANOR SCIENCE AND HUMANITY1 he age we live in is an age of science and technology. The discoveries andinventions made by scientists have thoroughly changed our life. If we think of the oldages when there were no trains, no aeroplane no electric fans, no gas heaters, no pressurecooker and no refrigerator, we will really get frightened. We feel that how our forefatherslive such a dull and monotonous life.* There were neither roads nor mechanical transport.People used to travel long distance by foot or on the back of their animals and took daysand some times months to reach from one place to another. But now science hascompletely revolutionized our life. The facilities and inventions of scientists have madeour life more comfortable and happy for us than it was in the past. 388The Study of Edurntinn389The Study of EducationScientific inventions in the fields of agriculture have helped man to increase the production of food both in quality and quantity. Modern machines and implements havemade the work of our farmers easier than it was in the past. Better methods of manoeuvring and sowing have been discovered due to which our farmer community hasgained a lot of wealth. New methods of manufacturing clothes have been replaced bymachines which can prepare a better quality of cloth in a little time. New and charmingveracities of cloth have made life more lively and interesting.If we think of communication and locomotion, there are wonderful inventions. It is due tothe blessing of scientific inventions in the fields of communication that the world hasgained a status of global village. It has reduced distances. Locomotive engines, motor cars and aeroplanes cover long distance within no time. Similarly the steam ship sailingon the surface of the ocean cover long distance in hours or days. Air conditioned railwayscoaches have provided us with home like facility. We can fly around the globe in a fewhours. In the same way, we can talk to a man sitting a pole a apart from us as if he issitting behind the wall.Science has rendered valuable services to man in the field of medicine and medical profession. It has helped us to fight against the fatal diseases in an effective way. Newand strange type of medical equipments and plants have been invented by the scientists todiagnose diseases. Similarly new medicine have been discovered to cure the deadlydiseases fo/ which there was no treatment in the past. Disease like smallpox andtuberculoses have been brought under control. Inoculation against T.B measles,Diphtheria and Polio have helped us to avoid these deadly diseases.