After Challenging Darwin’s Theory, HRD Min Trains Guns at Newton
Satyapal Singh said that mantras codified the ‘laws of motion’ much before they were framed by Isaac Newton.
After embarrassing himself by saying Darwin’s theory of evolution was wrong and nobody had seen apes turn into humans, Minister of State (MoS) for Human Resources and Development (HRD) Satyapal Singh has come up with an equally baffling statement, this time challenging Isaac Newton.
According to a Hindustan Times report, Singh said that mantras codified the ‘laws of motion’ much before they were framed by Isaac Newton, and suggested that Vaastu compliance of educational buildings was important for learning.
The statement came to light after the minutes of a meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), where Singh was speaking on 15 and 16 January, was released. The meeting was attended by several Union ministers and education ministers of most of Indian states.
There are mantras which codified ‘laws of motion’ much before it was discovered by Newton. Hence it is essential that traditional knowledge must be incorporated in our curriculumSatyapal Singh, MoS, HRD, as quoted by Hindustan Times
In January, Singh had claimed that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution of man was "scientifically wrong" and it needs to be changed in school and college curriculum, reported PTI . He said that our ancestors have nowhere mentioned that they saw an ape turning into a man.
"Darwin's theory (of evolution of humans) is scientifically wrong. It needs to change in school and college curriculum. Since the man is seen on Earth, he has always been a man," said Singh, as quoted by PTI.
"Nobody, including our ancestors, in written or oral, have said they saw an ape turning into a man. No books we have read or the tales told to us by our grandparents had such a mention" he had said.
(With inputs from Hindustan Times and PTI)
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