Kuruvilla Pandikattu
The writer is a professor of science and religion
Pune
My Stories
Scientifically curious or superstitious? Is religion related to superstition? Are there other areas where superstitious or illogical beliefs dominate?
Bias and prejudice exist in science too Religion has caused a lot of harm to humanity. Agreed. That does not make religion in itself bad! So has science.
Happiness is when you have control Are people who trust in technology happier than those who trust in god?
Meditate to improve lives, yours & others I read an inspiring story recently. Fifteen years ago, Ashish Kalawar, a young electronics engineer posted in Bokaro, was waiting at the railway station for a train to Pune, his hometown.
Big Bang: The miracle of reality It’s been half a century since the Belgian Catholic priest who first claimed the universe might be “expanding” passed away. Georges Lemaître (1894-1966), Father of the Big Bang, died 50 years ago.
When the Pope met Stephen Hawking A cordial meeting between Pope Francis and scientist Hawking, in spite of their diametrically opposed views regarding the existence of God, is very interesting.
The so-called death of God God is dead, and it was science that killed him.
Let go of ‘if onlys’, live in the moment The prospect of facing certain death and reflecting on it over a period of minutes, hours or days is terrifying. Though most frightening, we need to face it graciously and gratefully.
So, tell us, what makes you happy? To be happier, pray at the altar of progress and put your faith in technology.” That was the challenging title of a recent article.
Understanding the world better Religious believers are more likely to have “a poorer understanding of the world and are more likely to believe objects like rocks and paper have human qualities,” scientists say.

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