70 YEARS AFTER HIROSHIMA ATOMIC BOMBING; IS SCIENCE A BLESSING OR A CURSE TO HUMANITY.
It was on Aug.6th 1945 that a nuclear bomb (little boy) was dropped on Hiroshima by an American B29 bomber and a total of 140,000 people were killed by the end of the year. It was only 3 days later that another US Boeing B29 superfortress bockscar dropped a platinum bomb (fat man) in Nagasaki killing 73,000 more Japanese
From the primitive age of man to date,the evolving to the modern man has always been ameliorated by the developments of science and technology.
Scientific discoveries has gone a long way to make the world a better place no doubt,since the wake of the modern age in science marked by the work of that great Polish scientist,Nicolaus Copernicus in the mid 16th century,down to the 17century that is commonly referred to as the “age of Enlightenment” when the world revolted revolted against religion and superstition as the only source by which man seeks answer to many problems bordering around his existence and the environment. This age of enlightenment was triggered by the famous french revolution,followed by series of other revolutions like the industrial revolution and the American revolution,man then engaged science in a rather vigorous manner that will bring about spontaneous changes to the world from one generation to another.
Today there are marked improvements in human life in virtually all sector of the society,ranging from better health care services,better means of transportation,communication,shelter,education,production,security etc. Without science and technology one can only imagine what hurdle human existence could have been today.
Just like the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings and many other Similar cases man is beginning to look like a prisoner of his creation. Science as the late Pope John Paul would say “is a blessing from God and should be used to improve life and not to endanger it”. With the production of Nuclear bombs today and other weapons of mass destruction which includes bio-nuclear culture and chemical poisons,sciences leaves a lot of scar to the human conscience.
Science is a blessing to humanity and should be pursued in that light,world leaders must do more to curb nuclear production and other barbaric inventiones.
The challenge even seem worse on the church today with the increase in ethical distortions such as in Euthanasia,IVF,Human cloning,Abortion,Transgendering etc. Science today is challenging her “chi”,it is causing a major shake up in the way God modelled the universe,no wonder why somewhere in the world a man now marries a fellow man and a woman a fellow woman.
The Hiroshima incidence has come and gone 70yrs after man is still licking the sour fruit of science,measure may have been put in place 2 prevent another Hiroshima incidence from repeating but what of these aspects that is reducing mankind to just another scientific discovery,what about ethical abridgment today,what about the many ways we now challenge our creator? We must take heed lest a worst than Hiroshima and Nagasaki disaster befall us,science must be practice in the line of human betterment and not human destruction, shall we put on back our conscience please!
In special remembrance of those 213,000 lives lost in Hiroshima and nagasaki,may their souls rest in peace