The Adventurous and Critical Temper of Science

Meetups | English | 1hr 30mins

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"There is an element of inevitability about the applications of science and technology. However, mere applications of science and technology will not be a sufficient condition. What is needed is 'the scientific approach, the adventurous and yet critical temper of science, the search for truth and new knowledge, the refusal to accept anything without testing and trial, the capacity to change previous conclusions in the face of new evidence, the reliance on observed fact and not on pre-conceived theory, the hard discipline of the mind - all this is necessary, not merely for the application of science but for life itself and the solution of its many problems."

~ Jawaharlal Nehru inThe Discovery of India, 1946.

We are delighted to invite Aniket Sule - argumentative science educator - to Mumbai Local, to discuss with us issues of scientific temper. What it means, why it's important beyond science, and why it becomes even more critical in the age of the internet, with its easy spread of information and disinformation. He will also be sharing with us his own efforts to spread and develop the scientific temper, including his science activism and its connection to people's science movements.

Look forward to an evening of focused inquiry, critical thinking, and reflection on the world we wish to build for ourselves, individually and collectively.

Curated by Arnab Bhattacharya.

T&C

  • Age limit: 12+.
  • Entry free! Or just walk in and we'll seat you, space willing.
  • Seating on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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