Essays Volume 8 Part 3

Essay Volume 8 Part 3 Topic 314-EV8P2T314

It is generally agreed that society benefits from the work of its members. Compare the contributions of artists to society with the contributions of scientists to society. Which type of contribution do you think is valued more by your society? Give specific reasons to support your answer and mention relevant examples to support your answer.

Art and science are considered as pillars of our society. Both, an artist and a scientist, play vital roles in the formation of a civilised society. The contributions from these two entities are highly appreciated and welcomed by all in a society. The influences made by their works are commendable. But, concluding on who contributes more would be cumbersome; however, in the present world where invention and innovation are the buzzwords, I think a scientist’s delivery would be valued more.

An artist is highly capable, said to even portray one’s mind. In the past, an artist was an avid source of inspiration for many. An ideal exemplification would be the reference of king Raja Ravi Varma in Indian scripts, where he was admired by many ladies for his outstanding paintings. The works of world renowned artists like Da Vinci, Othello etc. will need a special mention in this context. The society is acknowledged of its evil faces by artists through their works – a documentary against child labour, celebrities holding hands together against a social cause like AIDS awareness campaigns would serve a few examples.

On the other hand, scientists are under constant effort to bring comfort to our life. The scientific revolution is considered an epic that happened in this century. Through new inventions, they aid society in overcoming the obstacles and challenges faced by their counterparts. Through scientist, we are able to achieve longevity, excellent discoveries avail us with new forms of energy, scientists come up with new ideas to improve our quality of life, almost every day. In addition to this, scientists are behind experiments and research to eliminate all possible threats from our society. Meanwhile, almost all huge machines to tiny kitchen equipment that we use in our daily life have a scientist’s effort behind.

So from the above discussion, my conscientious allows me to favour a scientist than an artist with regards to their contributions to our society. Both these as mentioned earlier are vital for us. An artist acts as a source of inspiration and information, whereas a scientist works as a source of innovations and inventions.

Alternative Answer:

The world needs both the artists and scientists. We equally remember the contribution of Leonardo the Vinci and Albert Einstein. It might seem a controversial question whether the contributions of artists are more or less than the contributions of scientists to the world. But to me, there is no scope for debate, hence I value both equally and I believe both types are valuable, priceless and irreplaceable .The art can never be the competitor or alternative of science and the reverse is true as well.

The contributions of artists to the society are very essential. Art can form person’s spiritual sense, their views, morality, spirit and personalities. People learn history, the traditions of their country through the art. We also watch movies that entertain and at the same time extend our range of interests. Another important aspect of this is that art is an ancient means of communication. In old times people depicted the herds of mammoths on the walls of their caves. They performed different rituals around the fireplace asking their gods for health, good harvest and weather. Our language is a result of people’s need to communicate.

On the contrary, the contribution of scientists is could not be exaggerated. All humankind is indebted to the scientists because of their work and achievements. Scientists make our life easier. We have cars and airplanes to move fast from one place to another. We have microwaves and a bunch of preprocessed food to make the cooking much easier. We have different devices that simplify all we do. Finally, scientists are making great achievements in medicine that make our life longer and happier. Nowadays people have a great opportunity to do many things faster by use of computers.

To conclude, I believe that artists nourish our souls when scientists and technology feed our minds. So, we cannot eliminate or underestimate one of them.




Cumbersome/difficult to handle/clumsy

Civilized/trained/of high state of culture & development

Overcoming/to control/to master/to defeat/to deal with successfully


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