Angels, Devil and Science  -  Articles on Scientific Temper

Angels, Devil and Science - Articles on Scientific Temper

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Author: Pushpa Mittra Bhargava
Chandana Chakrabarti/
Publisher: National Book Trust
Year: 2010
Language: English
Pages: 284
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788123751825


India is one of the ten most scientifically and technologically advanced Countries in the world. Interestingly, it is also the only country where commitment to scientific temper is enshrined in the constitution as a duty of its citizens.

Juxtaposing the advancement in modern science with the serious lack of scientific temper, the articles in the book make a plea that many a superstitious belief still prevalent in the society are founded on unscientific grounds.

Arguing for the urgent need to promote scientific temper as a social asset, the book discusses the importance of scientific temper and its role in the country‘s socio-economic as well as scientific & technological advancement. The book is a major contribution in understanding the importance of science and scientific temper.



1. What is it all about?
2. The Story of Scientific Temper in India in a Nutshell
3. Nehru and Scientific Temper
4. Society for the promotion of scientific temper
5. The Scientific outlook
6. Indian Society and the Scientific Temper
7. Obscurantism and Academics
8. The Scientific Temper
9. The Phenomenon of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
10. The Method of Science and its value system
11. Does Science Refute Religion?
12. Science and Dogma
13. History of the Exhibition on the Method of Science
14. A Report in Science on the Method of Science Exhibition
15. A Report in Nature on the Method of Science Exhibition
16. A Statement on scientific temper
17. Why the statement on scientific temper
18. The Scientific temper and the scientific method in science in India through history with special reference to biology
19. Secularism and scientific temper
20. Modernity and Scientific Temper
21. The Seven Deadly sins of the Clergy
22. Conclusion