Where would we be without science?
Still living huddled in dark, damp caves
Wearing feathers in our hair like Red Indian braves,
Never venturing beyond the sea and the caves?
How different would our world be without science?
No riotous, rush-hour traffic, no tottering office
No climbing career ladders, no nine to five hours?
Just hunting happily for food amongst fresh forests and
How would we travel without science?
No cars, no planes, no ships or express trains;
Forget rocket science and even bus lanes.
Travelling in packs over wide dusty plains?
What would it be like without the inventions of
No telephones or mobiles, no letters in the post
No cooker, fridge or freezer, no gadget to make the
Without electric light we'd imagine shadows or conjure
up a ghost.
How would we stay warm and clean without science?
No washing machine, no electric power shower
No bubbling jacuzzi to soak-and relax for an hour.
Just a cold river with rocks behind which we could
How would we understand without science?
If no one had split the atom, or ever gone into space,
Or discovered cures, for diseases that often wiped out a
With each new discovery scientists speed up the pace.
But!!! Why does man destroy, using science?
Guns. ranks, poison. terror. even chemical warfare,
Vars. as tribes breach boundaries, new territory to
Instead of destruction. science should bring peace and
Is man destroying his planet using science?
Oil, coal, gas, forests, greedily swallowing up every
Poisonous pollution, eroding acid rain, we need a new
When the penny drops will there be only remorse?
Is there any limit to the discoveries of science?
The more he has. the More man wants, or so he thinks,
Conquer the unknown, break new boundaries, so the earth
Maybe discover new planets. or with aliens establish new
Lets think! How would humans have evolved without
Still living in the wild, animals with a superior brain?
covered in hairy fur like apes – just a different
Or were we always destined to be the top or the chain?
What responsibilities does man have with science?
Science cannot take the blame for the earth's manmade
Only man has the choice how high to raise the bar.
Let's hope it's not self destruct, science has brought
us so far