THE METHOD OF SCIENCE AND ITS VALUE SYSTEM

There are no secrets in science. One can do and know all that a scientist does and knows. One does not need to have any faith in him as an individual and accept what he says without questioning it.

The only thing a scientist asks of one is to base his questioning on simple, untempered and uninhibited reason, the kind of reason that characterizes a child on whom society has not yet imposed its beliefs and prejudices. In fact, science is nothing more than questions asked and questions answered, and the method of science, no more than a method of asking questions and answering them, a method that “works” and can be used to solve problems that one faces in everyday life.

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LINKING OF INTERSTATE RIVERS Dire need

CLEANING OF RIVER WATERS IN INDIA

Water is one of the basic needs for the survival of all the living beings of this world. Clean water is an essential need for a human society. Therefore unsparing efforts unmindful of the exorbitant cost it may require have to be given top priority. It is because, clean water is not a luxury or a comfort but it is a basic need. The Government’s top priority, therefore should be assigned to this issue.

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‘EL NINO’ EFFECT, GLOBAL WARMING & SCIENTIFIC TEMPER

The term ‘El Nino’ is widely discussed   in print as well as in broadcast / telecast media in recent times. Though the phenomenon of  ‘El Nino’ had occurred earlier on many occasions in the world, ‘El Nino 2014’  has become popular due to the advanced development in the field of  science and information technologies and  also the anxiety of the people to know ‘ What is What? ’ Such awareness must not stop with mere acquiring of knowledge and information.

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BI-CENTENARY OF ROBERT CALDWELL(1814-1891) – A POLYGLOT MISSIONARY

The history of Tamil has undergone a remarkable rejuvenation in the opening decades of the 19th century in the hands of European missionaries. They all belong to  various denominations of Christianity but their only and one objective was proselytising the native Indians into Christianity. Hence learning of local languages became imperative for them.

They learnt Tamil, for example so thoroughly as to produce Tamil – English Dictionaries and highlighted the uniqueness and eminence of Tamil. The Tamil prose they have developed well and brought it to the door step of commoners. They have liberated Tamil from the poetic confines of the pundits  and donned it with lucidity and clarity. Of all these foreign missionaries, the one who was commemorated on the 7th of May 2014 was Robert Caldwell. He studied Tamil in a comparative aspect and established its ancientry and supremacy.

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