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Q: How can I develop scientific thinking?

Q:Can science say it for sure that afterlife doesn't exist? What do you thinks about it? Krishna : Science says there is no evidence of afterlife except anecdotal experiences people tell and of course some imaginative stories people weave. If you tell some stories before people of science, you have to provide evidence too for them to trust you.
We can’t imagine like you do and cannot provide evidence to something that exists only in people’s minds and not in this physical world. So don’t ask for it.
If you want to believe in it, go ahead and do it. You have every right to do that.
And we have every right to reject it because you didn’t provide us any authentication.
What type of argument is it to weave a story in your mind and ask others to prove or disprove it? It is your baby, you conceived it so it is your duty to nurse it, bring it up and show it to the world that it exists. 

(After reading this answer of mine one person, RB, sent me this message: Ma'am, last para brilliant!)  

Q: What do you think  when I say almost all basic science fields have 'fathers' who were highly religious?

Krishna: :) Okay, agreed! 

When science became a separate entity in the earlier centuries, virtually everybody was a religious person. " Critical thinking" or 'rational thinking' was not even a part of science.  Most of the science happened then by using trial and error methods. "Scientific methodology and methods" were largely unknown. 

So you hardly find anybody then who was not religious in some way or the other. Their thinking  just reflected the time they lived in.

Some, although came out of this enigma through thorough thought process, were afraid to speak frankly against their religious leaders for the fear of debarment. 

I don't think there is anything unusual in this!

Q: What are the homeopathic medicines to cure high BP or hypertension?

Krishna: I don't practice homeopathy. Homeopathy doesn’t work. Don’t go for it if you really want a ‘cure’ or ‘control’ a condition. Here is my evidence…

Q: How can you tell if astrology is true or fake? Several people believe in it. What is your experience with Astrology?

By critically and scientifically analyzing it. Like this…

Why Astrology is Pseudo-science

It was found to be fake. There are several research papers published all over the world. Many scientific studies have been made, and they all show that astrology is no more accurate than chance would have it in making predictions.

What is your experience with astrology?

Anecdotal evidence is the worst form of evidence. Why?

Why do people still think it works for them despite tremendous evidence to the contrary? Yes, why?

That is a psychological effect. The Barnum effect, also called the Forer effect, is a common psychological phenomenon whereby individuals give high accuracy ratings to descriptions of their personality that supposedly are tailored specifically to them but that are, in fact, vague and general enough to apply to a wide range of people.

Watch this video that tells why people are so confused about it.

So most of the people say it works for them and some astrologers could predict their future correctly.

And we, the people of scientific community, smile and think as long as suckers exist in this world, there won’t be any dearth in having cheaters who fool the world in the name of science, vedas and what not!

Ah! Games people play.

Q: What is the difference between an asteroid and a meteor?

Krishna: An asteroid  is a space rock, a meteor is a space rock burning up in Earth's atmosphere, and a meteorite is the leftover fragment that reaches Earth after a meteor comes through the atmosphere.

Q: What is the scientific reason behind coconut borewell testing?

The answer to the question "Can coconuts find ground water for you?" is a big "NO"!

Read here more on this: Is water dowsing real science?

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