Kuruvilla Pandikattu
The writer is a professor of science and religion
Pune
My Stories
Downside of being an expert A specialist is someone who learns more and more about less and less until they know everything about no­thing.
Silence and the silencing of god Why the silence of god? How do we silence god? What are the idols that theists and non-theists use today? These are some of the questions that we raise here.
All about pain and empathy How is feeling pain related to empathising with other’s pain?
The great awakening Is the next spiritual awakening happening among us? Are we really ready for it?
What if nature becomes useless What if we become completely independent of nature? asks Jesse H Ausubel, director of the programme for the human environment at The Rockefeller University.
Our mood effects our walking style Our mood can affect how we walk. We walk lazy or slump-shouldered if we’­re sad and bouncing along and floating around, if we’re happy. Now researchers have shown it works the other way too also.
Humans are wired to be lazy Those of us who spend hours doing rigorous exercising with the aim of burning calories may be disappointed to learn that our nervous system is subconsciously working against us.
Science and militant atheism Are all scientists called to be stubborn and vocal atheists?
Forgive yourself and move on It is healthy to acknowledge one’s mistakes, feel appropriate remorse, and learn from them so they don’t happen again. But most people keep beating themselves up way past the point of usefulness.
Anticipation of temptation How does temptation lead us to do bad things? A new research published by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology may offer some insights about when people succumb to temptations.

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