Science and (Non)Science

Science, (from the Latin word scientia, meaning “knowledge”), is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe. [Source: Wikipedia] Being open to accept any of the possible hypotheses given sufficient evidence without being attached to a specific hypothesis (read dogma) driven by ulterior motives is the very essence of any scientific study. In this light, I hope the below is only a mockery of “non-science” and true science better be genuine and open in its intent and findings as upheld by some of the renowned scientists of the past.

How old are we?

Contrary to the popular belief (thanks to Mr. Darwin) that modern humans evolved in East Africa 200,000 years ago, fossils recovered from an old mine on a desolate mountain in Morocco indicate that we are “older”. Though this has come as a shock to many faithful followers of Charles Darwin, the believers continue to (rationally) believe that God has created us all. The ancient texts of wisdom like The Holy Bible, The Quran, The Bhagavvd Gita, The Srimad Bhagvatam and the likes - all maintain and explain this understanding.

(Anti) Social Media

I bumped into an elderly co-passenger in train the other day who was struggling to manage his contacts on phone. Sensing that I am a technology guy (due to my laptop, I guess) he asked me for help. Now for any of us who have grown in the word of technology, this is certainly not the most difficult problem to solve. Sure enough, I helped him out and was satisfied to see a smile on his face.

A bug in fMRI software could invalidate 15 years of brain research

Not that I like to condemn our scientific and technological advancement (as a research scholar at IIT Bombay I myself am full time into it) but I want to make a point that when people label faith (in God/spirituality) as unscientific, they may be failing to understand that what is “scientific” also demands some kind of faith, if you understand what I mean. According to a recent post in science alert, a bug in fMRI software could invalidate 15 years of brain research!

Life = Soul, not Heart - Man goes 555 days without one!!

According to the Supreme Personality of Godhead Shri Krishna in Bhagavad Gita 18.61, this body is like a machine, with various organs equivalent to different parts/instruments of the machine. Else where in 2.20 He describes the driver or the operator of the machine as us, the living beings, the spirit soul which is indestructible. Interestingly, the following recent news is inline with the above facts mentioned in Bhagavd Gita. Do read and share!

Who should get the Turing Award? You decide

Here is another clue of amazing design in nature - and so close to us! Read on. “Unbreakable” security codes inspired by nature

Intelligent Design: God's Fingerprint

Remember the famous Fibonacci Sequence you heard of back in school? Watch this video and be amazed at the intelligence of God behind this creation: