Readings — From the March 2019 issue

Paradigm Grift

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From claims made to an audience of children by speakers at the 106th Indian Science Congress, held in Phagwara in January. The statements were subsequently condemned by thirty-seven of the country’s scientists.

The first in vitro fertilizations were performed in clay pots
Twenty-four types of aircraft operated from several ancient airports in Sri Lanka
   thousands of years ago
Guided missiles were invented thousands of years ago
The definition of climate change is wrong
Isaac Newton’s understanding of gravity was wrong
Albert Einstein was wrong
E=mc2 is completely wrong
Stephen Hawking misled the world
Hawking didn’t accomplish anything for forty years
The theory of black holes doesn’t make sense
The universe is not expanding
Space-time does not bend
The moon will never die
There are three electrons inside every neutron
There are three electrons inside every proton
The Higgs boson is not an elementary particle
Gravitational waves will soon be called Narendra Modi waves
Modern physics will be completely destroyed

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