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Good article by Meera Nanda on claims for Vedic “science”

I’ve come across this two part essay by Meera Nanda, in which she looks critically at claims that the Vedas, the ancient Indian scriptures, can be treated as scientific texts. This idea is part of a wider movement that is critical of “Western” science on the grounds that it is “reductionist”. The wisdom of traditional societies, especially Eastern societies, is supposed in contrast to be “holistic” and therefore in some sense truer.

I very much recommend this essay to anyone who thinks claims of this kind are valid. The essay can be found here.

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