Author: Muhammad Ashhar

Science: Curse or Blessing?

Abstract Science is a great discovery of human quest for truth. I think science is both, curse and blessing. We can call it a blessing when it has positive effects on us e.g. providing medicines for healing of illnesses. And we may state it a curse when it has negative effects towards society e.g. destructive weapons. There must be a certain limit on science to control negative effects of science on humanity. The conceptual satisfaction of a person is achieved through religion, philosophy and finer literature. However the practical satisfaction of human needs is fulfilled through technology, basic and advanced. Science is the knowledge that bridges the gap between conceptual and practical fulfillment of diverse human needs. In addition, science gives authenticity to religious, philosophical, literary and technological works. It rectifies the deficiencies of all. The word, science originated from the Latin word ‘Scientia’ which means ‘Knowledge’.Thus it is the knowledge attained through practices and studies about nature and universe. Also anything that can be explained in mathematical terms is called science. When there was no science we had conjectural and obscure knowledge about things and events. Scientists are people who have expert knowledge about science; they explore material things and try to figure out patterns and rules to explain what they are and how they work. I think, science can be stated as a blessing but also a...

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Are Citizens of the World Succeeding in Lessening Global Poverty?

Abstract Lessening global poverty is a challenging task but citizens should work incessantly on this issue. Currently, global data indicates that citizens are generally failing in lessening global poverty. It is a curse and needs scientific/humanistic treatments for complete eradication. It is responsibility of every individual/government to work against poverty. My article pinpoints some issues related to poverty and suggests a few conventional and innovative measures against this curse. Focal idea of the article is; promotion of entrepreneurship among poor section of society through effective financing and training which will lessen global poverty. Introduction – Nature and Definition Poverty is a global phenomenon. Oxford dictionary defines poverty as: “it is a state of being poor”. Poor is a person who has no essential food items to eat, no proper shelter to live, no potable water to drink, no proper disposal arrangements for garbage, no required transportation to move, no needed medication for health and no appropriate institutions for education. In nutshell, poor can’t satisfy his/her fundamental needs. There are two types of poverty: Absolute and Relative. Absolute poverty is referred to deprivation of people’s basic needs which includes food, water, sanitation, clothing, shelter, health care and education i.e. they can’t fulfill their needs. On the other hand, relative poverty is defined contextually: “It is the condition in which people lack the minimum amount of income needed in order to...

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