Science poses a threat to the environment and nature through pollution from waste products. The chemicals that are used in science experiments when released to the environment can be harmful to nature. Industries have grown because of scientific discoveries whose wastes are a threat to nature. For an experiment to be successful, scientists test them using animals leading to the death of animals. Nuclear weapons have a devastating effect on the lives of living things. Science has led to the massive destruction of nature like when oceans are polluted, the water life is under the threat of extinction. Air pollution from machines has led to the outbreak of diseases to human beings.
Another disadvantage of science is that it is misused by human beings for harmful purposes. Human beings use the inventions of science to engage in illegal activities. When weapons fall in the wrong hands, they can be used to harm humans. Science has made humans worry about weapons such as nuclear bombs and guided missiles that can be used by terrorists for their violent missions. Weapons can make you live in fear as you cannot tell who has the weapon to end your life or use it for criminal purposes. Science has led to violence and warfare resulting in the death of several innocent citizens.
Being addicted to electronics would make a person spend most of their time using them rather than engaging in productive activities. Science led to advanced electronics that encourage human beings to become lazy and less productive. These electronics are the reason for the poor physical and mental health of humans. Electronics lead to heart and brain diseases that are deadly to human beings. You will contract a dangerous disease when you are exposed to atomic residues. Chemicals that are produced are harmful to those who might accidentally consume them.
Dependence on science has removed the physical involvement of workers in productive activities. This means that you will not invest in your creative talent as machines are there to perform your tasks. When you strain to achieve something, you will be required to think creatively and be innovative but this is denied by science making work easier for you. Science has led to unemployment as productive workers are replaced by robots. Employers use machines to get cheap continuous labor instead of utilizing the skills that workers have. Employees do not utilize their talents or think creatively but mostly depend on devices to do everything.
Since science is not free from error, some scientific discoveries might be illusionary when scientists have the pressure to achieve results. Scientists can sometimes report results that are not fully proven, making them mislead you. Science can therefore be used for fraudulent purposes by taking advantage of the illiterate.
Factories have led to the displacement of people which has steered the development of slums. Slums are created due to congestion of workers who look for jobs in industrial areas. When you build a factory, you will attract more workers looking for employment to live around the factory. This will make the area densely populated which will lead to the creation of slums. Science has led to the oppression of the poor by leading to the creation of social classes. Entrepreneurs have used science to make themselves rich which makes them arrogant and cruel towards other humans.
With rapid changes in science, they have made people feel uncertain about how the future would be. Things that were considered important before, might be rendered useless because of science. People also feel like the future will be dominated by robots which can be hostile and dangerous to humans. With science, nothing is permanent and the rapid changes prove that the relevance of something might not last that long. There is no certain assurance on how life will be in the future as the changes in science are fast and hard to cope with.
Scientific discoveries have led to the advancement of technology that has derailed the morals of people. Access to misleading information makes them adopt unethical characters that erode their morals. Pornographic materials can be easily accessed by children who end up losing their morals. Science has also led to the existence of too much information which makes it hard for people to find content that is relevant to them. Technology has led to an increase in cyber criminality and invasion of people’s privacy.