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Article Title: The true spirit of science is not parochial


Article Summary

This is a satirical article which deals with the topic of relationship between science and spirituality.

The author firstly talks about the various comments on prominent scientific theories by human resources development minister Satyapal Singh. Further he talks about the relationship between spirituality and science and how it is not a terminal destination but a perpetual quest.

Secondly they both have a universal perspective, and not one which is parochial. He further gives various examples to illustrate his point.

He concludes while emphasising on India that we don’t have to make up legends of a mythic past, lost in pre-history, to legitimise the role India has played in advancing the ever-expanding frontiers of both science and spirituality, to the uncopyrighted benefit of all humankind.

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Words to learn from this Article:

Parochial: having a limited or narrow outlook or scope

Miffed: somewhat annoyed; peeved

Quest: a long or arduous search for something

Chauvinism: excessive or prejudiced support for one’s own cause, group, or sex

Hijack: illegally seize (an aircraft, ship, or vehicle) while in transit and force it to go to a different destination or use it for one’s own purposes.

Allegory: a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.

Milestone: a significant stage or event in the development of something

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