Nowadays science has made great progress in every aspect. More and more wonderful machines invented by scientists have rendered a man’s life much easier and more comfortable.
In fact, the century we are living in has been called the machine age. We feel the presence of science wherever we go. And the benefits it has brought to mankind are boundless.
First, science has brought comfort to human life. The most wonderful invention of science is, in my opinion, the electronic computer. With lightning speed, an electronic computer can help us solve lots of thorny problems which took man quite a very long time to do with his brain.
Second, science has made our material lives easier. It takes a housewife a few minutes to prepare breakfast if she has enough modern facilities. Eggs are cooking on the electric stove, bread is being toasted in an electric toaster and coffee is being made in an electric coffee maker. From the electric refrigerator, she takes a can of orange juice and opens it with an electric can opener. Breakfast is ready in a very short time.
Third, science has brought about the shortening of space. Different means of communication and transportation have been increasingly invented and improved. We are no longer slaves to the universe as we used to be but masters of the whole air and sea areas by means of airplanes and steamships. In the future, we hope we will enjoy an interplanetary traveling by missiles. Telegraph, fax, radio, television are man’s victories over the obstacles of time and space.
Fourth, science has contributed to the mutual understanding of mankind and the prosperity of commerce and trades once the distance between nations has been shortened. The world is getting smaller and smaller. Men all over the world regardless of their races, religions, and traditions need to sit closely together, discussing international affairs for the sake of peace and welfare of the world.