Benifits of Scientific Knowledge on Health and Behavior

Mirza Ahmed

Today we are relishing the ambrosial taste of the modern scientific technology and applications. Science and technologies are in the part of all human activities, from the houses that we live in, the food we eat, the cars we drive, and to the electronic gadgetry in almost every home that we use to remain informed and entertained. These all evidences show the blessings of scientific knowledge on humans.


Before eighteenth century we were plunged in the depths of ignorance and unawareness of scientific knowledge. Without having an adequate scientific knowledge, our ancestors had buried their common senses deep under the mask of ignorant personalities but it was the scientific revolution in nineteenth century that unsheathed it and now we can see that the whole world is globalized due to this scientific revolution. Science has affected human life and culture in many ways and requires numerous books to discuss its impacts on us. So in this essay my goal is only to describe the impacts on health and behavior in comparison with the past and present.


Before the revolutionary changes in early nineteenth century, health problems and a large number of fatal diseases gulped the whole community like a malicious dragon. The most common health problem was the numerous fatal diseases and epidemics. There was no cure for the most common diseases so these diseases always acted as a catastrophe. In those days emergence of an epidemic always proved as ?Pandora?s Box? to the whole locality. At that moment average life span was thirty to forty years. Some common disease like Chicken pox, Measles, Typhoid and many different kinds of fevers had killed more than the present American population in last seven centuries through the whole planet. On the other hand if we analyze the ratio of mortality in year 1999 in comparison with the past, we would come to know that these diseases couldn?t affect more than some thousands of human lives. As the most descriptive condition of humans, health is very important factor for us. Without health we can?t survive or by having a bad health we can?t reach the average human life span.After the scientific revolution, the scientific applications have led to the treatment of numerous fatal diseases and health problems and now we are able to increase the average life span to more than seventy years. Now we can treat those fatal epidemics that ruined the every human life in their way of city to city some centuries ago. By implementing many scientific techniques and methods we are now able to overcome these diseases. For example in the past we were unable to cure Chicken pox, but on the other hand now we can easily get rid of this disease. There are a lot of examples like that of Chicken pox which emphasize the discussion about the impacts of science on health and fitness. The most common implications in the field of medicine and health are the sophisticated contribution of pharmacy and modern way of treatment. In the field of the pharmacy, we are now able to manufacture many curative medicines that have helped mankind to survive from these fatal diseases.


Besides that, we are able to manufacture and invent many useful electronic equipment that help doctors to analyze or treat many diseases. The most common examples of these electronic applications are X-ray plants, Ultrasound, ECG (Electro Cardio Gram), and Kidney Transplantation equipments. On reviewing the scientific blessings we can say that without these equipments medical technology had no past and similarly can?t have a future. So it concludes that scientific knowledge led mankind to learn medical terminology and curative methods as well as enabled them to invent these electronic equipments.


Truth, morality, and beauty. It has been humanity?s persistent hope that these three ideals should be consistent with each other. Yet successful activities in science and arts diverge greatly, and I believe the three activities can be pursued initially without regard to each other, or without reconciling the possible conflicts that may arise. I think that science has


affected the most on the social behavior of many other impacts that affect it. Before the revolutionary emergence of scientific knowledge, our ancestors were commonly illiterates and they were victims of different kind of misconceptions like superstions, whims and magical tricks. These were the most effective aspects that acted