A delegate at the 106th Indian Science Congress on Friday, 4 January, said that modern physics as we know it will be destroyed and will soon be replaced by a 'new understanding' of physics.
And once that happens, the world will know 'gravitational forces as 'Narendra Modi waves' and the Gravitational Lensing Effect as 'Harsh Vardhan effect', the man claimed.
That's not all. The man in question, one Kannan Jegathala Krishnan, also claimed that both Issac Newton and Albert Einstein had little understanding of physics.
According to The Print, Krishnan said,
"“Newton was not able to understand gravitational repulsive force, which is why he was not able to answer most questions related to gravity. His calculations were perfect but there was a problem in his theoretical physics. I have been able to solve these theories.”"
And about Einstein, this is what Krishnan, who is a senior reseach scientist at the World Community Service Centre in Tamil Nadu's Aliyar, said:
"“Space is heavier than the Sun and every other planet and hence compresses all the planets. Equal pressure is applied to them, which is why they are moving. The quality of space is self-compressive, which is something that Newton and Einstein could not understand. Einstein did not guide the world in the correct way.”"
Needless to say, Krishnan's audacious remarks were not spared on Twitter.
“Space is heavier than the sun and every other planet and hence compresses all the planets. Equal pressure is applied to them, which is why they are moving,” Krishnan said. “Newton and Einstein did not understand space and physics the way I do".— Prasanto K Roy (@prasanto) January 5, 2019
Is this the Science Congress or Comedy Circus? https://t.co/mYbHEtzz6R— Suvojit (@suvojitc) January 5, 2019
God save these unsuspecting women in the pic who are being subjected to such unabashed #bhakti. ? “This Indian scientist says Newton & Einstein are wrong, Harsh Vardhan better than Kalam & will name gravitational waves after Modi” https://t.co/D4Mradg04J via @ThePrintIndia— Danish Husain (@DanHusain) January 5, 2019
Where do these jokers come from!https://t.co/vWffuhrJNw— Onir (@IamOnir) January 5, 2019
"Newton & Einstein"
A 'scientist' has claimed at Indian Science Congress that both Newton and Einstein were wrong, modern physics will be destroyed, and Gravitational Waves will be renamed as 'Narendra Modi Waves'. This is how India will become a "vishwa guru", a superpower. https://t.co/cazyDFZfv5— Manimugdha Sharma (@quizzicalguy) January 5, 2019
Nature Peer reviewer will commit suicide after reading this !!— raja ishaaq (@rajaishaaq) January 5, 2019
"Tamil Nadu scientist questions fundamentals of physics, wants to name gravitational waves after Narendra Modi"https://t.co/7cN6EKYYph
Who invited this simian to speak? Is there no peer-review process in place? Somebody please stop us from being a laughing stock globally! @seemagoswami @RichaChadha @rockyandmayur #IndianScienceCongress #MustRead piece https://t.co/6eXBb6EgjM— dilip cherian (@DILIPtheCHERIAN) January 5, 2019
‘Kauravas Are Test Tube Babies’
Krishnan was not the only one to make such overreaching claims at the 'Science' Congress.
Andhra University Vice Chancellor G Nageshwar Rao claimed Kauravas were born due to stem cell and test tube technologies and India possessed this knowledge thousands of years ago.
Lord Rama used 'astras' and 'shastras' (weapons) which would chase targets and after hitting it they would come back, Rao said at a presentation.
"“Everybody wonders and nobody believes, how come Gandhari gave birth to 100 children. How is it humanly possible? Can a woman give birth to 100 children in one lifetime.” "
Again, Rao's comments were subject to Twitter's deepest scrutiny, with many lamenting at the purpose of a Science Congress in light of such remarks.
#IndianScienceCongress was always a joke. No one takes it seriously. Once upon a time, it provided a space for people from small universities with limited resources to interact with others.— HindusForBabriMemorialAtThatSite (@rsaroja70) January 5, 2019
So, some jewels from #IndianScienceCongress. Andhra Univ VC G Nageshwara Roa said:— Prashant Rangnekar (@prashant85) January 4, 2019
* Kauravas were born due to testube babies
* Ravana had several aircraft of different size and shape.
* Rama & Krishna used guided missiles
* Dashavtar predates Darwin's Theory of Evolution pic.twitter.com/hPwzelIQpi
Stupidity has no limits! Bigoted Hindutva Gang is Stupid and turning the country to a land of stupids. https://t.co/YpaYZlxMFX— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) January 5, 2019
We have tough contenders for nobel prize this year.https://t.co/9uBJsIHJCf— Siona Gogoi (@AtomicBlow) January 5, 2019
(With inputs from PTI.)
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