History, Myth, Science, Technology and Politics

Thread started by raagadevan on 6th April 2016 10:03 AM

Scientist Mayank Vahia hopes to convince people that one does not need to falsify history to feel proud as an Indian

-By Chintan Girish Modi, The Hindu, March 5, 2015

"Two years ago, when the Indian Science Congress was held in Mumbai, there were people presenting papers about how planes were being flown in the Vedic period, and how there is evidence of kings from ancient India having travelled to Mars,” says Vahia [Professor Mayank Vahia, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai]. Having spent 30 years making telescopes, which studied high energy particles reaching the Earth, for space missions launched by the US, Russia and India, he finds it annoying to know that unscientific claims are being passed off as having the backing of science.



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