Making people anxious even to ask honest questions, and robbing them of the opportunity to respectfully disagree, isn’t good for science.
It’s fun to think about the implications of a film’s antagonists being modelled after a phenomenon I’ve often read/written about but never thought about that way.
A professing of intelligence without continuous practice can, and will, occasionally legitimise immature thinking.
An award of the Indian Science Congress has become subverted into becoming an instrument of negotiation for political agents: “You let me interfere in your duties, I will give you a fancy-sounding award”.
We in India often complain about how the media doesn’t care enough to cover science stories. But when we’re looking back and forward in time, we become blind to the media’s efforts.
The galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849 shows an example of strong gravitational lensing – and an optical illusion called pareidolia.