Do not equate Science with Mythology - IDPD reaction on Indian Science Congress deliberations

Ludhiana, January 5, 2015: The Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) has in a statement expressed dismay on the deliberations in the Indian Science Congress lauding scientific feats of ancient India that interplanetary aircrafts existed in India 9000 years back. This is negating the very theory of evolution, said Dr L S Chawla, President, IDPD adding that “we give due respect to various beliefs but science cannot be equated with mythology. Ours is a country of rich traditions and values which have to carried forward. We have much to learn from them to preserve our ecology and biodiversity.”
Dr Arun Mitra General Secretary said that statement by some scientists mixing science and mythology is extremely disappointing. There is no such evidence, historical or archaeological, to prove that science in India was that much advanced in India thousands of year back. Neither there is any evidence of any deluge that might have completely destroyed the achievements of that period.
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Monday, January 5, 2015