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The idea of developing India into a society where all citizens have a scientific temper and rational approach had been fundamental to the vision of independent India. As the national flag of India is unfurled on 15th of August to mark the 73rd Independence Day, this is the time we contemplated the idea further.

The scientific temper is a way of life (defined, both, as an individual and a social process of thinking and acting) which uses the scientific method and which may, consequently, include questioning,  observing physical reality, testing, hypothesizing, analyzing, and communicating (not necessarily in that order). “Scientific temper” describes an attitude that involves the application of logic. Discussion, argument, and analysis are vital parts of scientific temper. Elements of fairness, equality, and democracy are built into it. Jawaharlal Nehru was the first to use the phrase in 1946. 

If you are interested to engage with each of these questions, take this insightful reading journey through the links that follow.