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Ananthasuresh, GK (2023) Editor’s Desk. In: Journal of the Indian Institute of Science, 103 (7). pp. 671-673.

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We often talk about scientific temper but seldom about engineering temper, or for that matter, business temper, legal temper, literary temper, aesthetic temper, and so on. There is something about scientific temper that cuts across different domains of human endeavours. A businessperson could have a scientific approach to a problem. A lawyer or a judge would certainly use scientific reasoning in arguing a case or delivering a judgement, respectively. An artist might use scientific thinking to convey one’s inspiration though a chosen medium. Therefore, scientific temper is not just about science per se. Jawaharlal Nehru said this eloquently in his book, The Discovery of India (Religion, Philosophy, and Science):

Item Type: Editorials/Short Communications
Publication: Journal of the Indian Institute of Science
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to the Authors.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2023 04:12
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2023 04:12
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/83166

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