Science and the Scientific: Growing Scientific Temper among Indians

Last Date Dec 31,2020 23:45 PM IST (GMT +5.30 Hrs)

India Science (www.indiascience.in) is an Internet-based science Over-The-Top (OTT) TV channel. It is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt of India ...

India Science (www.indiascience.in) is an Internet-based science Over-The-Top (OTT) TV channel. It is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt of India , implemented and managed by Vigyan Prasar (VP), an autonomous organisation of Department of Science and Technology. This 24x7 video platform is dedicated to science and technology knowledge dissemination, with a strong commitment to spreading scientific awareness especially with Indian perspectives, ethos and cultural milieu. The initiative is supported by National Council of Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), DST.

Science and Technology are the main driving forces of the nation and fundamental to the progress and growth. But there is a distinct difference between “science” and “scientific”.

What do you think, is the difference and where do you think they relate with each other? How do the two words contribute to building and reinforcing scientific temper among the youth? Send us your views!

Last date of submission is 31st December 2020

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Dr Guinness Madasamy 12 hours 49 minutes ago

Government has established the National Innovation Council to find new mechanisms and models to address the pressing challenges of energy, environment, food, nutrition, water, sanitation, habitat, affordable health care, skill building and unemployment.

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Dr Guinness Madasamy 12 hours 51 minutes ago

2010 – 20 is the “Decade of Innovation” with stress to synergize science, technology and innovation

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Dr Guinness Madasamy 12 hours 51 minutes ago

Scientific temper is a way of thinking and acting which uses a method, including observing physical reality, questioning, testing, hypothesizing, analysing and communicating – using logic

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NAVIN CHANDRA PANDEY 13 hours 2 minutes ago

पी एम महोदयजी
किसी भी योजना का सामुदायिक लाभ होना चाहिए
मेरा इशारा पी एम आवास योजना से है जिसको नहीं भी जरुरत है उसको भी स्वीकृत हो जाता है आवास उतना ही होना चहिये जितना जरुरत है कृषि लायक भूमि में घर बना दे रहे है इससे आने वाले भविष्य में खद्यान संकट उत्पन्न होगा
आप उस व्यक्ति के हांथों को काम दें पैसा कमायेगा तो घर खुद ही बना लेगा साथ ही सरकार का खजाना खाली नहीं होगा आदमी काम करेगा तो समर्थ बनेगा नहीं हो आलस्य और सरकार के आशा में लाभ के लिए बैठा रहता हैं मैंने खुद सर्वेक्षण किया
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Dr Guinness Madasamy 13 hours 17 minutes ago

In India, there are many schools that are purely commercial in nature. That’s the problem. Education, in our country, is unfortunately an item to be sold. It is not so elsewhere.

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Dr Guinness Madasamy 13 hours 17 minutes ago

Also, we need to change our school system and have a common system of education like in the USA. Education in all developed countries is funded by the government with minimal privatisation.

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Dr Guinness Madasamy 13 hours 17 minutes ago

What reforms would you recommend in the field of science education in India?
As I said, children must be taught the 'method of science' which hasn't happened though it has been debated about for the last 20 years.

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Dr Guinness Madasamy 13 hours 17 minutes ago

Has the government been supportive of science education and research over the years?

All governments, irrespective of the ruling party, have supported science education in some way or the other. The present government has shown support in areas like space research and biotechnology.

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Dr Guinness Madasamy 13 hours 18 minutes ago

What are the challenges that these organisations face?
People question them. They have to give convincing answers that are reasonable and logical. For example, people argue about the importance of Vaastu which figures in the ancient Indian texts

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Dr Guinness Madasamy 13 hours 19 minutes ago

There are organisations all over the country like the Paschim Banga Vigyan Mancha and Marathi Vidnyan Parishad which are doing very well. They are making every effort to spread scientific temper. Being connected with all these organisations, I can say with confidence that they are doing very good work.