Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Are we going crazy?


Was Hanuman the first space traveller?  Did Ravana’s ten heads give him the intelligence and skills required to make an aeroplane?  Did Lord Ganesh receive his elephantine tusk through plastic surgery in an ancient All India Institute of Medical Science?

If you answer ‘yes’ to all such questions you are eligible to present a science paper in the 102nd Indian Science Congress being conducted by Mumbai University.  “One paper, co-authored by Captain Anand Bodas, retired head of a pilot training centre, and Ameya Jadhav, a teacher, claimed there was evidence of ancient aviation in the Rigveda,” says a Hindu report.  There were 200-foot planes that could fly forwards, backwards and sideways and even hover in mid-air during the Vedic age.  The Captain claimed that the planes, invented by a sage called Maharishi Bharadwaj over 7000 years ago, had up to 30 engines and were equipped for warfare.

The Head of the Sanskrit department of the University claimed that Pythagoras Theorem was actually discovered by Baudhayan in 800 BCE.  One wonders in the first place what a Sanskrit professor was doing in a science congress.  Another such ‘scientist’ claimed that cows could turn food into 24-carat gold using some bacteria in their bodies.  Well, the cow is getting holier!

One exhibitor, Kiran Naik, said that during the Mahabharata war, there was a chase in one of those Vedic planes from the earth to the moon and then to Mars, where a king attacked his rival, breaking his helmet.  More, he asserted that NASA found the helmet on Mars.


What is happening to India?  Are we becoming a nation of loonies burying our sanity under the ossified leaves of the past?

14 comments:

  1. There is no place for people who do not understand the ABC of scientific enquiry in a science conference. This has done the most severe harm to our reputation in global science community.

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    1. We are making asses of ourselves. Pseudo-science is masquerading as science and perverting the minds of the citizens.

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  2. You raised a valid question ...Mathical !

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    1. I'm scientific in my outlook, Alka, and hence am concerned about the latest antics of the Sangh people.

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  3. Next we know is nobody is going to this Indian Science congress as its rubbish.

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    1. Sanskrit scholars and pandits will be presenting science papers :)

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    1. Indeed, DMR. When myths displace science in the rightful place of the latter, it is indeed unfortunate.

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  5. Its other form of slow move towards religious conspiracy of saying being sanskritisation..

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    1. And for what? What is anyone going to benefit through all this?

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  6. They are writing a fantasy of their own. Earlier it was religion and politics and now it's religion-science-maths-chemistry. Please bring some sanity in this country.

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    1. Sanity will descend after the turbulence, Saru.

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  7. shame ... shame .... puppy shame...!
    Theee may be the signs Kalikaalam...!

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    1. Want to see more signs of kalikalam? See what one website has posted:

      Predictions 1. Politicus Bharatus Janatus Indicus tri pillarus est, Vajpayum, Advanum persistum est et Narendrum Modum. Vajpayum emergum est..." The BJP will have three pillars: AB Vajpayee, LK Advani and Narendra Modi. Eventually, Vajpayee will no longer have an active life, Advani will persist and Narendra Modi will be emerging. 2. Narendrum Modum supremus chefum, ironus manus est et economicum grandum est Narendra Modi will raise himself as a national figure, not only because he is an iron man, but also because he has made of his state a model of economic efficiency.

      Read more at: http://www.oneindia.com/feature/narendra-modi-india-super-power-2014-prophecy-french-seer-1451535.html

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