Logical Thinking

Scientious | 13/04/2004, 15:12 hrs

Do you believe in black magic? Do spirits exist? What about life after death? Are those incidents just a pathetic desperate attempt by some sore losers to get their fifteen minutes of fame or do they have more truth in them than our 'so-called' Scientific thinking is wiling to accept?

Is it possible that what we have read in that great Indian epic, Mahabharata, about those celestial weapons of Brahmastra and Gandeev, or of that fantastic reference to the sun being blocked during the battle were not a figment of somebody's imagination? Sounds stupefying, doesn't it?

Take it this way. The students of Science (and many others too) would be aware of that E=mc2 equation, which states how mass and energy can undergo transition. Put simply, it means that both matter and energy can be converted into each other. Is it not within the circle of extreme possibility that these great men would just have found a means of doing just that, that they converted energy into matter and produced those weapons capable of massive destruction, operating on a principle not different from our Nuclear weapons of today.

This just goes to show that with a little thought, a little courage to venture into the realm of alternate thinking, and a little imagination things that appear implausible can be accorded a reasonable and sufficient explanation.

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Responses to Logical Thinking

  1. Get a Life!!!

  2. Scientific thinking does not imply rejecting everything religion/culture says. Scientific thinking is based on logic and is constructed in a step wise manner. In this light i find your argument a little wanting. The bridge between theory of relativity and "brahmastra" is a giant leap in faith. Einstein constructed his theory based on many advances in physics and mathematics. It is hard to comprehend how men, regardless of great they were, arrived at such a method without discovering any of the underlying principles. Assuming for a minute that they did discover such an enormous source of power, the question then is why were they still driving around in horse carts? Tales like the Mahabharata should not be taken literally. If one can learn something from the hindu epics its the prinicples of justice from Yudhistara, the rules of statesmanship from Vidura, the doctrines of love and respect from Rama and so on.. not nuclear technology

  3. Science Foibles

    There are physics foibles. See Godel incompleteness !!!

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