Hawking Said Vedas Have Theory
Hawking Said Vedas Have Theory Superior to Einstein’s E=MC^2: Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan today claimed that cosmologist Stephen Hawking, who passed away this week, had said the Vedas have a theory that is superior to Albert Einstein’s e=mc^2 theory of relativity.
Vardhan, who was addressing the inaugural session of the 105th Indian Science Congress here, however, parried questions on the source of the information.
“We recently lost a renowned scientist, cosmologist Stephen Hawking. He also emphatically said on record that our Vedas might have a theory which is superior to the Einstein’s theory of e=mc^2,” Vardhan said in his speech.
Asked to disclose the source to buttress his claim, Vardhan told reporters, “You find the source. He had on record said that there is a possibility that Vedas have a better formula than the one given by Einstein. You also work a bit on this (to find this source),”
He told the reporters that could get back to him in Delhi if they failed in their research.
“I have said this in an open forum. I thought he needs to be remembered (on the occasion).”
A Google search on Stephen Hawking and Vedas throws open several links, one of which, www.Servveda.Org, makes the claim. The website, hosted by the Institute of Scientific Research on Vedas, in turn referenced a post on a fake Stephen Hawking profile on Facebook. A source close to the minister confirmed Vardhan had quoted from the I-SERVE website, reported The Indian Express.
The portal also claims that the organisation I-SERVE is recognised by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) of the government of India as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.
Einstein’s theory of relativity is a critical contribution to modern physics.
Several claims made in past editions of the Indian Science Congress have come under criticism by the scientific community for not being backed by empirical evidence.
For instance, a lecture in the 102nd Indian Science Congress held in Mumbai examined ancient aviation technology in the Vedas and claimed that aeroplanes existed in India 7,000 years ago and they travelled from one country to another and from one planet to another.
The Indian Science Congress is an annual science carnival, which is attended by students, academicians and top scientists from India and the world over.
Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi Wiki Biography Speech Facts
About Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi
Joshi is a proponent of Self Reliant Development Model along with his innate love for the rich cultural heritage of India. He professed a nuclear India. An acclaimed Parliamentarian and fastidious academician, he addressed several conferences on Self Reliant Development Model throughout the country.
Today, Dr. Joshi has come to epitomize the resurgent India’s yearning for self-assertion. He is an ardent advocate of a non-exploitive, egalitarian world order. One is struck by the basic continuity and consistency of Dr. Joshi’s approach to politics and to life over the past half a century. His deep commitment to the Indian values only makes him more concerned for the weak and deprived. He has stood for combining effective leadership with broad participation to bring about a radical transformation in contemporary social order. To top it all, Dr Joshi’s Charismatic leadership and his exceedingly clear sense of history has made his the darling of the masses.
For Dr. Joshi politics is not a goal in itself. It is a mission. It is a means to serve. It is an instrument of change and vitality — to make India self-reliant, strong and a proud world leader.
Dr. Joshi foresees a modern, strong and vibrant India. Since early days he has been advocating to make India N-capable. Unperturbed, he championed the cause of the downtrodden, although at times he had to remain behind bars. He was arrested several times as Jan Sangh leader while mobilizing public opinion and leading agitations.
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A valued thinker
In the course of my university life, I came across a bright young man – Murliji, now Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi – years junior to me. But I was impressed by his simple and dignified appearance and look. I was impressed by his interest in knowing everyone and in making friends….As time rolled by, mutual appreciation of each other has increased….Dr. Joshi has been emphasizing on the need of spoken Sanskrit….Dr. Joshi has been bold in his stand and views.
– JUSTICE RANGANATH MISHRA, Former Chief Justice of India
If intellect had a physical dimension, he would be obese
I first came in touch with him when I was editor of The Telegraph and he a professor of physics at Allahabad. We came to know each other not in the traditional way, as journalist and politician but as editor and writer. He would write occasionally, but always with a scintillating nuance, on physics and life, or perhaps physics and mystery. The vicissitudes of life left us on disparate and shifting paths, but it was inevitable that we should meet again. It was immaterial that we agreed on neither physics nor politics. A conversation with him sparkles with observation and intellect.
A book is still Dr. Joshi’s favoured repast, and if intellect had a physical dimension he would be obese. Time always corrodes; that is the essential rule of timelessness. But there are men who challenge it with a smile on their lips and steel in their minds. Dr. Joshi is among them.
-MJ AKBAR, Senior journalist
Grounding in both science and spirituality gives him the moral courage
Dr. Joshi is a votary of intellectual integrity ay every level. A man who is both a scholar and scientist has been entrusted with the onerous task of administering mammoth ministries of HRD, Science and Technology and Ocean Development. He is a man of wide learning and interests.
As an educationist he elicits the appreciation of his peers…His grounding in both science and spirituality has given him the moral courage and intellectual confidence to withstand any storm.
-T.N. CHATURVEDI, Former Karnataka Governor
A physicist with an insight into Sanatana Dharma
There is no reality in the quantum world. This real wisdom of science dawned on those great people only. But for people like Dr. Joshi, this wisdom must have been taught by his parents even before he went to school – The Indian Wisdom of ‘Maya’. Dr. Joshi has been looking into the Indian past to be able to lead the future younger generation into the distant horizon of true wisdom and knowledge. Dr. Joshi needs to be congratulated for being able to withstand all the criticism in that direction. I fell truth gives one the courage to face difficulties in life.
-PROF. B. M. HEGDE, Former Vice Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education)
A practical idealist
Dr. Joshi is essentially a teacher, and he practices what he preaches. He is an eminent physicist, but as a human personality, he is interdisciplinary. In his methodology he is highly rationalistic. He is basically a philosopher and a visionary; he is at the same to apply his vision for practical effectuation. He is a practical idealist. As we study Dr. Joshi seriously, we find that he emerges as an illumined leader endowed with great and humane qualities of the heart, mind and spirit. His greatness consists in the fact that he does not seek greatness but wants the greatness of India to be understood and appreciated.
-KIREET JOSHI, Former Chairman, Indian Council of Philosophical Research, India
His ideas have vast significance
I admire him for sticking to his convictions, for standing up to his critics boldly and fearlessly and for being an unabashed Hindu, proud of his culture and his country. No Indian has spoken out so sharply, so logically and so daringly before any international audience in the past. Here is a man not afraid to think afresh, and present ideas of vast significance.
-M V KAMATH, Senior Journalist
A man of vision & dynamism
Globalisation and the opening up of the economy is providing a tough challenge, particularly when education is also considered as a service where international competition is the rule of the game. Dr. Joshi often emphasizes the importance of understanding our oriental value system and its philosophical moorings available in Sanskrit literature and encourages scientists to learn Sanskrit. He is a man full of dynamism and of great vision.
-PROF GK MEHTA, Nuclear physicist and Former Vice-Chancellor, Allahabad University
A benevolent mentor & custodian of values
From his early days, Dr. Joshi has been taking an active part in the maintenance and propagation of our ancient culture and the values contained there in, an essential and rather fundamental part of any system of education. With a firm belief in the concept of swadeshi and the spiritual and cultural values, he considers cultural values as a way to come out of the effects, pressure and influences of globalisation. India today, as always, needs the services of leaders of the stature and calibre of Dr. Joshi to steer clear the country of the ills being faced at the moment, to bring it not only at par but at the top in the country of nations in this fast changing age of globalisation and information technology.
-PROF K N PATHAK, Former Vice-Chancellor, Punjab University, Chandigarh
A professor who sparkles intellectuality
The achievements of Dr. Joshi lies in an educational policy rooted into the eternal verities of our cultural and accepting Science and Technology in one brilliant sweep. He is the only open minded scientist who knows that the Upanishads divided knowledge or vidya into Para and Apara. His oratorical style is non-charismatic, with no tricks of demagoguery, the style of a quite steely man, with no flourishes of a showman. He is essentially the professor who sparkles intellectually, a genuine Indian anxious to propagate genuine Indianness of our decades.
-K.N.RAO, Renowned Astrologer
An Indian, a purushothama
Dr. Joshi’s strong conviction for upholding the Indian value system and the philosophy that have evolved over several Millennia needs to be admired. I hold Dr. Josh in high esteem not only for his intense desire to place India in its rightful place of pride in the comity of nations but also for his determined efforts to satisfy that desire. I cannot but conclude that Dr. Joshi is an embodiment of all the virtuous qualities that one looks for in a human being a Purushothama.
-DR. K. KASTURIRANGAN, Former Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation, and Member Rajya Sabha
A bright affirming flame in midst of despair
Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi has helped in taking Science and Technology in India to greater heights of excellence and relevance. He has instilled a new confidence in India’s scientific capability, by drawing attention to our past glory and present pre-determined in several fields of theoretical and applied science. He is a born orator and teacher. He serves as a bright affirming flame in the midst of the sea of despair we see around us. By instilling a sense of pride in our scientific past, he has enabled the younger generation to make India the flagship of the age of technological innovations and inventions.
-PROF. M.S. SWAMINATHAN, FNA, FRS, Noted scientist and former UNESCO Chair Ecotechnology