Science is at the root of our progress and well-being; don’t vote for science deniers

Science sometimes tells us things we don’t want to know. But rather than blame the scientists for having found out something, our forefathers and mothers empowered science to help solve problems. Without science, we wouldn’t be able to transplant organs or treat HIV/AIDS; have the medicines that many of us depend on daily; have the technology to send people into space; or be able to grow enough crops to feed the world.

Pretending that we don’t know an inconvenient fact doesn’t make it untrue; it forfeits our power to respond creatively and to explore policies that will have maximum impact at minimal cost. Delayed action due to ignorance and denial carries a huge cost when problems become crises and our response must be much more dramatic, more costly and more difficult.

Our greatest successes as civilization has evolved have been because we used what scientists discovered

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‘Science and technology are the key to a nation’s progress’

No country has become a developed nation without developing a scientific and technological open service skills and in this context, institutes like the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) are very important for research progress, said Infosys founder N.R. Narayana Murthy.

He was addressing participants of the online ‘Summer Research Training Programme 2020’organised by the CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST), Jorhat, Assam. “CSIR laboratories provide an environment of deep thinking, discussing, collaboration, debating, inter-relationary approach to problem solving, data and fact orientation among many other aspects of research. Science is about unravelling the secrets of nature and understanding the reality around us,” he pointed out.

NEIST director G. Narahary Sastry, who hails from Hyderabad and has previously worked with IICT here, interviewed Mr. Murthy online where he stated that students should not get “frustrated” upon not getting admission into IITs as “good education is not limited

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