This is a very profound question with very many
possible answers. We could look over the long
term, and show how science has been beneficial in
any specific area, such as curing disease and
famine, providing us with communication and
transportation, or allowing us the luxuries and
comforts of modern life. However, let's look
at this in a broader picture by thinking of what
Science is just a system to figure out how
something works, and thus how we can improve it.
Science is a system of learning. So when you
ask, "how science is beneficial to the
nation," a similar question might be,"how
is learning beneficial to you?" If you were to
stop learning, what would happen? You
likely wouldn't notice a change right away, but
because the world is always changing and everyone
else is always learning, you'd probably fall
behind everyone else very quickly, and you
wouldn't be able to function very well.
Similarly, science is beneficial to the
nation because it allows us to improve, to adapt,
and to learn. Additionally, when you learn,
you may learn of new ways to do something, or of
new things that exist. Similarly, science also
creates a lot of new things that change the way
the nation works, and how we relate to the
world. You don't need to look further than
your electrical socket, as we can't even imagine a
world without electricity anymore.
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