The claims made by practitioners of Yoga are often taken as fact without questioning their accuracy. This article by Prof. Kumar points out how many of these claims are complete bunk.
Archive - October 2011
The potential for enhancing religiosity through drugs, disease or even practice, reminds one of similar effects on other abilities such as music or art. Perhaps we should think of deeply religous individuals as having a keen...
Professor Narendra Nayak, president of FIRA, continues recounting incidents and and experiences on his recent tour of Europe. In this article he talks about interactions in Denmark, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Birmingham.
How does religious faith affect one's health? Professor Kumar summarizes the various ways in which people of faith compromise on living a healthy and happy life, going into the psychological aspects of organized religion that...
The Mumbai Freethinkers held an Eye Donation Camp on the 16th of October, 2011. This is a report on the event, along with essential information regarding eye donation, provided by Dr. Mayur Morekar.
Studies of behaviour have tried to elucidate the processes involved in how we make choices, but largely without assimilating scientific findings from various disciplines. Neuroeconomics is a unique interdisciplinary field that...
It is evident that there are two things in India that have no political barriers- one is corruption and the other superstition!
The adherents of Sunni Islam have been vocal in criticizing the Shia practice of temporary marriage called Muttah...but a similar type of marriage also exists in Sunni Islam.
Neuroethics may allude to an unnerving perspective of human nature and personal identity, but it provides the toughest building blocks for constructing truly rational and scientific foundation for ethics.
We have been meeting every month for almost a year now. We finally decided to bring in experts on Science and Secularism to talk to the general public.