This is an abridged version of the original article published in the May 11th issue of “The Militant”) BARRIO Adentro, which translates roughly as “Into the heart of the neighbourhood,” is the name of a … Read moreCuba Supports Health And Literacy Programmes In Venezuela
THE annual ritual called the Indian Science Congress was held in Chandigarh in the first week of January. The event came and went with little notice taken in the media or by the wider public. … Read moreDreams And Reality At Indian Science Congress 2004
Neither of the prevailing views of technology – as violently subjugating nature or as derivative of science – quite describes the way technology is actually practised. A bird’s eye view of science and technology can … Read moreRestoring Conceptual Independence to Technology
THE University Grants Commission (UGC) on February 23 wrote to Indian universities announcing its clearance for the introduction of regular courses in Vedic Astrology in universities under its purview from the coming academic year. This … Read moreDegrees In Pseudo-Science
IT may well have turned out to be the coup of the millennium. The map of the human genome—a map that captures the essence of our functioning as human beings—may well have been appropriated for … Read moreHuman Genome Project Victory for Public Science
In the earlier article, we had discussed that in order to discuss Rajaram’s and Sudarshan’s claims regarding mitochondrial DNA studies, we need to examine how genetics is used in history. In this section, we examine … Read moreAncestral Echoes in Indian Genes — II
Creation “science”, i.e. the theory that the world and all life was created by divine intervention is far from extinct. On the contrary, according to a recent article in the New Scientist magazine, it is … Read moreCreationist Theology Confronts Science in the U.S.
Almost a hundred and fifty years ago two of the greatest minds of that age, Karl Marx and Charles Darwin were grappling with two seemingly divorced problems. Yet, their seminal contributions were to revolutionise human … Read moreHuman Behaviour and Biology an examination of the “sociobiology debate”
Like all ancient civilizations, India has a rich heritage of traditional knowledge. Much of this heritage stands at the doorstep of becoming extinct or has already become so. Attention has recently been focused on a … Read moreHeritage of Science and Technology in India
THE 19th century ended with the promise that almost all the mysteries of the world wereover. Science, it was thought, had come close to fully understanding nature, with only a few odds and ends yet … Read moreThe Twentieth Century – Science’s Last Hurrah?
As the events in the last few months have shown, there has been a parting of the ways between the Left parties, particularly the CPI(M) and various sections, which had earlier appeared to be a … Read moreDifficulty Of Growing Tails Again
Sethusamudram Project And BJP’s Pseudo Science THE Hindutva brigade and their drumbeaters have decided once again to indulge in their favourite pastime. In the last couple of weeks they have been fuelling a campaign … Read moreSethusamudram Project And BJP’s Pseudo Science