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Prof Subhash KakSuperstitions arise in the absence of right knowledge and sunlight dispels darkness. A course on history of Indian science in colleges and universities will go a long way in presenting Indian scientific ideas to the next generation. – Prof Subhash Kak

There was an outcry in the Indian media last week when Satyapal Singh, minister of state for human resource development, reportedly said: “Darwin’s theory (of evolution) is scientifically wrong. It needs to change in school and college curriculum. Since the man is seen on earth, he has always been a man.” He was speaking to reporters in Aurangabad at the All India Vaidik Sammelan.

He reportedly added: “Nobody—including our ancestors—has said they saw an ape turning into a man. No books we have read or the tales told to us by our grandparents had such a mention.”

Indian scientists are shocked that the minister should speak thus…

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