Objective & Subjective Theories

Subjectivism (and thus subjective theories) is, still rampant, unfortunately, in the science and philosophy of science. The awkward point in all subjectivist theories is that they are ‘irrefutable’. Irrefutable, in the sense that they can too easily evade any criticism. It is amazing how smoothly belief sneaks in. For illustration of this, look at some…

The Game of Science

A visitor (to my blog) wrote.. “I think the accuracy of this debate is not so important, we know that the battle of Kurukshetra had to occur after the constitution of the Vedas and before the Sarasvati river was dried. That is, between 3000 and 2000 BC probably. It’s enough for me until to appear…

The Joy of being ‘DEBUNKED’

“There could be no fairer destiny for any…theory than that it should point the way to a more comprehensive theory in which it lives on, as a limiting case” – Albert Einstein — Shri Manish Pandit has kindly taken up the challenge to debunk my theory (and proposal).  Of course, he uses a cautious language,…

Secrets & Mysteries

“There are secrets and mysteries. Secrets have one answer which is hidden and can be found out for one knows they exist. Mysteries on the other hand have multiple answers which have probabilities attached.” – Ramana Gaaru — My humble take, based on numerous experiences, is that until one figures out the secret, it remains…

Severe Tests & Progress in Science

We know when we have made progress in science and our knowledge has grown, when we see the following.. (excerpts from Conjectures & Refutations, by Karl Popper) (1) A theory (new theory.. that is) tells us more. It contains (explains) the greater amount of empirical information or content. (2) It is logically stronger – Greater…

Heavy Bakwas & Bogus Astronomy

“Heavy Bakwas & Bogus Astronomy” No, These are not my words to describe majority of astronomy works on timing of Mahabharata; although these are indeed  apt words to describe most of the astronomy works (with few rare exceptions) on the timing of Mahabharata. These words were stated by Shri Manish Pandit (a medical doctor in…