India has had a long and unbroken tradition of great scholarship — in mathematics, astronomy, linguistics, logic and ethics. Yet, in parallel with this, several superstitious and obscurantist attitudes and practices flourished in our society and unfortunately continue even today — among many educated people too. How will you use your knowledge of science to develop strategies to counter these attitudes ? | Learn NCERT solution | Education portal Class 11 Physics Part I | Study online Unit-1 Physical World



Q.12:- India has had a long and unbroken tradition of great scholarship — in mathematics, astronomy, linguistics, logic and ethics. Yet, in parallel with this, several superstitious and obscurantist attitudes and practices flourished in our society and unfortunately continue even today — among many educated people too. How will you use your knowledge of science to develop strategies to counter these attitudes ?

 

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Educating the common man is the only way to get rid of superstitious and obscurantistic attitudes and practices flourished in our society. The phenomena which people attribute to evil spirits and gods should be explained scientifically through mass media such as radio, television, newspapers, cinema, etc. The school students must be explained the day to day phenomena occurring around them in an effective scientific manner.