WHAT A FALL FOR INDIAN #SCIENCE!
My beloved country [whose first PM was half a scientist himself, and a friend of Russel and Einstein], is shamed when its “scientists” ridiculed Newton and Einstein and that marvelous scientific achievement called the detection of Gravitational Waves.
And this happened at no less a venue than the Indian Science Congress at its 106th session ongoing, guess where the Lovely Professional University (LPU)!
One worthy – no less than a Vice Chancellor! – claimed that Kauravas in Mahabharata were test tube babies and that Dashavatar that talks about ten avtars of Vishnu in Gita, gave a better theory of evolution than Darwin!
His sycophancy is then understandable: that he will rename his gravitational waves as ‘Narendra Modi waves’ and that Minister Harsh Vardhan is a greater scientist than late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam [for whom I never had any particular love, either!]
Any wonder, then, that barely 10 of our #scientists count amongst 4000 top of the world vs. 482 Chinese!