Science, like any knowledge, can be put to good or bad use, depending on the user. Given below are some of the applications of science. Formulate your views on whether the particular application is good, bad or something that cannot be so clearly categorized:
(i) Mass vaccination against small pox to curb and finally eradicate this disease from the population. (This has already been successfully done in India.)
(ii) Television for eradication of illiteracy and for mass communication of news and ideas.
(iii) Parental sex determination.
(iv) Computers for increase in work efficiency.
(v) Putting artificial satellites around the Earth.
(vi) Development of nuclear weapons.
(vii) Development of new and powerful techniques of chemical and biological warfare.
(viii) Purification of water for drinking.
(ix) Plastic surgery.
(i) Good, (ii) Good, (iii) Bad, (iv) Good, (v) Good, (vi) Bad, (vii) Bad, (viii) Good, (ix) Good, (x) Good.