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Where is the Scientific Temper in India gone?

   Article 51A(h)- “[It shall be the duty of every citizen of India] To develop scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform.” Out of the ten Fundamental Duties of every Indian citizen mentioned in the 42nd Amendment Act of the Indian Constitution, 1976, the abovementioned duty has been treated with woeful negligence. With the arsenal of disinformation getting stronger by the day, especially with the rise of artificial intelligence to the cultural lexicon, bad actors are laying pseudoscientific larvae in the stagnant pools of society. The only way to escape from the bite of the blood-thirsty mosquitoes that inevitably metamorphose is by repelling them with scientific scepticism.