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CM criticises tendency to question scientific facts

  • CM criticises tendency to question scientific facts

    Summary: “There is a tendency to present baseless things as scientific facts to serve some vested interests. People holding constitutional posts in the country are taking the lead in questioning scientific facts, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said. He was speaking after inaugurating the valedictory function of ‘Kerala Rally for Science’ initiative and Scientific Temper Week, here on Tuesday. Mr. Vijayan said the term scientific temper was coined by the late Jawaharlal Nehru, whose birth anniversary falls on November 14. But, of late some people holding constitutional posts have been seen deliberately questioning scientific facts,” he said.

    People holding constitutional posts in the country are taking the lead in questioning scientific facts, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said. He was speaking after inaugurating the valedictory function of ‘Kerala Rally for Science’ initiative and Scientific Temper Week, here on Tuesday. Mr. Vijayan said the term scientific temper was coined by the late Jawaharlal Nehru, whose birth anniversary falls on November 14. “Development of scientific temper and its propagation are the goals mentioned in the Constitution , As Reported By Hindu.

    According to the Newspaper,But, of late some people holding constitutional posts have been seen deliberately questioning scientific facts,” he said. In December 2014, a responsible person holding a constitutional post in the country claimed that the myth of Ganesha was an example of the prevalence of plastic surgery in ancient India. Another person took the example of the pushpaka vimana story in Ramayana to drive home the point that the discovery of aircraft had happened in India much before the Wright brothers invented it. “There is a tendency to present baseless things as scientific facts to serve some vested interests.

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