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Science, education and religion

Sarma, VVS (2001) Science, education and religion. In: Current Science, 80 (2). pp. 115-116.

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The editorial ‘Creationism, Astrology and Science’ in Current Science (2000, 79, 1139), presents a mindset of Indian scientists, who follow traditions such as fixing of auspicious times consulting a panchangam and using horoscopes for marriage alliances, while calling them ‘private superstitions’. The basis of these traditions is not understood, as those do not find a place in education. Basing on one person’s view that Astrology can never be a Science, the editorial calls for a crusade of Science against Astrology. A statement such as ‘when events appear to overtake us and are swept along by circumstances beyond our control, we attribute our misfortunes to the planets’ results from ignorance.

Item Type: Editorials/Short Communications
Publication: Current Science
Publisher: Indian academy of sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian academy of sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Computer Science & Automation
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2010 08:05
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:56
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/17372

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