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Veda means knowledge. The word Veda is related to the Sanskrit root ‘vid’ meaning ‘to know’. So, it encompasses the entire corpus of knowledge, both phenomenal and numinous. Actually, knowledge is established through three primary epistemological premises, viz., sense perception, logical-mathematical inference and reliable testimony. However, when a subject employs inductive methodology to acquire knowledge, it is inhibited by four defects, viz., limited senses, illusory perception, mistaken in

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An Indian Union Minister of State recently triggered a furor by stating that evolution is unproven scientifically and shouldn’t be taught in schools.
 
Before examining the tenability of this statement, we need to understand what is implied by the word evolution. It refers to different things in different contexts.
 
In today’s public discourse, evolution is used in three broad senses:
1. Adaptation of species
2. Emergence of new species
3. All-explaining naturalistic ideology
 
Adaptation of s
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