Staff Reporter

VIJAYAWADA: National president of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) G. Samaram on Friday said there was enough scope for progress of science in the modern age.

Addressing a meeting organised in connection with a three-day ‘magic' workshop to promote scientific outlook by the city-based Atheist Centre, Dr. Samaram said rapid development of science and technology had made life easy for the common man. Still, people not only lacked scientific temper but they were also not game to the spirit of questioning, the very basis for promotion of science and rationality in society. Emphasising the need to rely on ‘why', ‘what' and ‘how' of things around, he said societal issues could be tackled by applying scientific principles.

He said the age-old superstition prevailing in society could be warded off with the help of scientific temper and said a society where people were not willing to reason out things could never prosper.

National president of the Federation of Indian Rationalist and Atheist Organisations Narendra Nayak, in his demonstrative lecture, performed simple magic tricks which come in handy for conmen to dupe the gullible public.