According to Newton's third law "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." So Science can be a blessing and a curse at the same time. Science can be the greatest of the blessings and the worst of the curses. We blame science. In fact, we should blame ourselves. It is a blessing if we use it as a servant and It is a curse if we make it our master.

Science has helped us in conquering time and distance. Cars, Trains, Ships, airplanes take us quickly and comfortably from one place to another place in less time. A person can swim in the ocean or underwater like a fish and fly in the air like a bird. When science becomes our master, it is very destructive and we use fighter planes, warships, submarines to drop bombs on innocent people and destroy our beautiful nature.

Science has achieved tremendous success in the field of telecommunications. We can now connect with anyone in the world by voice and video calling using smartphones in our hands. There are many services which benefit us by installing simple applications on our mobiles. Wireless, internet, satellites and spacecraft have not been less than a boon in our life. But on the other side, the radiation emitted from cell phone towers have a very bad effect on our health. We are also littering the earth's outer space with the debris of satellites and rockets.

Science has also done wonders in the field of medicine. Many fatal diseases can be cured with the help of technology and new medicines. But it also has its darker side, these medicines cause reactions and give birth to many unknown diseases.

We invented machines to be our servants but we have become so dependent on them that we have become their slaves. Lifts take us to the top of the building in no time. Cranes lift up huge weights. Machines plough fields, sow seeds and reap the harvest. There are machines that do the work of hundreds or thousands of people. Machines have given birth to capitalism. Machines and factories have thrown many laborers and craftsmen out of employment.

Science has given us an atom bomb which is a destructive weapon of war. The fearful picture of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and that of the Gulf war is before us. Nuclear weapons can destroy in a moment what takes centuries to build.

Science has destroyed our faith in God. It has made us materialistic. We have forgotten human values. Our God is only money. Thus we see that science has given us immense power and brought both Heaven and Hell to our world. It is up to us what we choose for our place of living. Finally, in the words of C. E. M. Joad, "Science has given us powers fit for the gods, yet we use them like small children."

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