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IS SCIENCE NECESSARY?.

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BOOK REVIEW SUPPLEMENT Is science necessary? Essays on science and scientists by Max Perutz, Barrie & Jenkins, 1989. £14.95 (xvii + 285 pages) ISBN 0 7126 2123 7
MAX PERUTZ, NOBEL LAUREATE, QUOTES IN HIS BOOK JAWAHARLAL NEHRU, INDIA'S FIRST PRIME MINISTER,
The first is from India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, speaking at the Indian Science Congress in 1938: ''It is science alone that can solve these problems of hunger and poverty, of insanitation and illiteracy, of superstition and deadening custom and tradition, of vast resources running to waste of a rich country inhabited by starving people.''

CELEBRATING BIOLOGY CENTURY: A WAY OF LIFE FOR THE AUTHOR.

There are innumerable problems crying for solution, which concern the common man: water distribution and utilization, safer and comfortable public transport (three wheelers and cycle rickshaws), pollution, proper roads, use of wind power, ...But hardly any attention is being paid to these at present. All that we have to do, if we are interested in the welfare of our people, is to seriously head Gandhi's Talisman: "I will give you a talisman. Whenever you are in doubt or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test: recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man whom you may have seen. Ask yourself if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him. Will he gain anything by it? Will it restore him to a control over his own life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to Swaraj for the hungry and spiritually starving millions? Then you will find your doubts and your self melting away. " If we fail in this then Gandhi warned: "It i…

MATHEMATICS PHYSICS CHEMISTRY BIOLOGY&GENOMICS: MEN AND WOMEN OF SCIENCE &SOCIETY

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GIANTS OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS:THE INDIAN CONNECTION.

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BIOLOGISTS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN IN 20th CENTURY

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SALUTATIONS TO GIANTS OF BIOLGY WHO SCRIPTED OUR FUTURE AND GLOBAL SCIENCE

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Symbolism in Hindu Temple Architecture and Fractal Geometry - 'Thought Behind Form'

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