EDITORIAL

Irreverence and Indian Science

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Science  30 Apr 2010:
Vol. 328, Issue 5978, pp. 547
DOI: 10.1126/science.1191057

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Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman believed that creative pursuit in science requires irreverence. Sadly, this spirit is missing from Indian science today. As other nations pursue more innovative approaches to solving problems, India must free itself from a traditional attitude that condemns irreverence, so that it too can address local and global challenges and nurture future leaders in science. But how can the spirit of adventurism come to Indian science?