- WE AND OUR VILLAGE
- Village interventions.
- Village - a deeply cultured place
- The inner strength of the village
- The purpose of charity
- Annapurna and Others
- Stories of my children
- Day by day in the village.
- Health in the Village
- Schooling and education
- Enounters with the modern
- Learnings from Narmada
- Village stories and philosophy
- Learnings Down the Years
Sunday, 7 January 2018
Modern Science and other worlds.
A friend in another thread asked why I was sceptical of modern science, and why I criticized those who returned to villages after IIT. Regarding the second, I have only respect for those who return to villages to work. I have only questioned why the fact of their having studied in IIT or in the local Arts college needs to be mentioned. It is only the ethical choice they made that counts. To mention IIT implies that that is a superior caste to the local Arts college. I beg to differ.
Regarding science - I have no fight with modern science. But I refuse to grant it the position of the ONLY valid system. And I also refuse the demand that other systems, including ayurveda, need to be validated in its language.