Friday, March 25, 2016

On Nobody’s Word: Evidence and Modern Science

That was the title of a talk given by Dr Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. He is reported to have given the talk at Panjab University at Chandigarh, delivering the Har Gobind Khorana lecture. 
This was reported in Hindustan Times:
Homeopathy is bogus, harmful: Nobel laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Bhartesh Singh Thakur, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
(Updated: Jan 07, 2016)
Dr Ramakrishnan called homeopathy and astrology useless and harmful practices. He talked about the scientific method which allows critical examination and rejection of false beliefs. His comments on modern medicine are also very interesting and relevant to India.
Dr Ramakrishnan is repaying his debt to India (where he had his early education) many times over, by talking against erroneous beliefs prevalent in this country.

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