Author: Pushpa Mittra BhargavaChandana Chakrabarti/Publisher: National Book TrustYear: 2010Language: EnglishPages: 284ISBN/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.
Acknowledgements Abbreviations1. 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 Exhibition16. 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