Removal of the Cartoon

Distorting babasaheb Dr. B.R.Ambedkar in the NCERT text book

Protest emanated from Tamil Nadu , then Maharashtra and other States revolting against the inclusion of a cartoon in the 11th Standard text book  under CBSE  syllabus.

The cartoon distorts the image of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar. It raised lot of heated discussion and opposition at the floor of the Parliamentand Members beyond the different political idealogies stood in one voice to remove the cartoon from the text

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EVOLUTION AND BELIEF

- Adam Rutherford

I met a parish priest recently who launched into a splenetic tirade about the fallacies of evolution. It was an inventory of canards, the inexplicable complexities of the eye; check; the irreducible complexity of the bacterial flagella; check; mutation cannot miraculously create information; check.

I, and, many of you New Humanist readers, have played this game before. I need not go into why they are all wrong and all perfectly answerable; you have the Internet for that. These assertions, spoon-fed by unimaginative but persistent creationists, have been characterised as “Zombie Arguments”: they may be dead but just won’t lie down.

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The Faithful must learn to respect those who QUESTION their BELIEFS

Tensions between religion and science will persist unless believers recognise the skepticism as a hallmark of science.

Issues of personal faith can be a source of respectful debate and discussion. Since faith is often not based on evidence, however, it is hard to imagine how various deep philosophical or religious disagreements can be objectively laid to rest.

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