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
There has been a widespread campaign that Buddhism is a part of Hinduism and, of late, this has been much intensified by saying that Hinduism and Buddhism are twins and a part of the same belief.
This is not true, though Hinduism and Buddhism had originated in the Indian subcontinent
- 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.
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.
In India, it is well known that couples shopping for sperm demand both looks and brains. What is not so well known, despite being fairly common place, is a more outrageous request: Caste based sperm.