A few weeks ago I had written an article about twenty five of the many pseudoscientific rationalisations of Hindu traditions floating around the internet. If there’s one thing a Hindu likes, that is validating their beliefs using science. It doesn’t matter to them that they’ve been fed with lies. Hell, they don’t even realise it most of the time. It certainly doesn’t help that they also do have a very skewed idea of what science really constitutes. It’s because of their ignorance that they’re happy assimilating the extremely widespread lie that Hinduism is scientific; they don’t bother verifying any of it.
‘Ayurveda is awesome. It is a brilliant medicine system that originated in this mystical land called India. Unlike western medicine, it doesn’t have any side-effects. It is made only from natural and organic material. It can cure anyone of anything. It can fix every illness known to mankind, even the ones that have stumped western scientists. Ayurveda can cure cancer. With so many obviously good qualities attributed to this wonderful creation of the ancients, it’s surprising to see the rest of the world hasn’t already accepted it as the default medicine system. Why on earth is that?’
To me, evolution is the greatest theory ever. It does a remarkable job of explaining our existence and our relationship with every other living thing on the planet. The theory of evolution is implicit in many modern disciplines. The fields of biology and medicine would have no basis without it. It has been one of the most useful ideas in the history of humankind as it, in part, explains how diseases work and has helped us be better prepared against exploits to many of our weaknesses. We live longer than our ancestors did because of our knowledge of evolution.