Prabir Ghosh at Cultivation of science, Jadavpur

“Cult Vision” is a wing run by students of the Cultivation of Science. They organize lectures/seminars on Popular Science. This means these lectures are on common topics that interest the masses, and are meant for laymen who are not necessarily students or scholars of science. The idea is excellent and absolutely essential at present. On Friday, the 30th of March, one of topics was ‘God and Atma’. The speaker was none other than the Rationalist, guru-buster, ghost-buster Prabir Ghosh who mesmerized the audience for one hour! Interesting questions came up. The audience was mostly post-graduates, research scholars and professors of various streams of science. Active reactions, ovations and applause followed Prabir’s humorous and nonchalant approach to the age-old subject of the Divine & the Spiritual! The active participation of students made it possible to show on stage how hypnosis works! It was a rare sight and kept the audience spell-bound. Much more needed to be discussed—as was obvious from the way overwhelmed post-grad students of Physics Chemistry gathered round Prabir after the seminar with a request to meet some time in future to have thorough interaction on Rationalism.
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17 Responses to “Prabir Ghosh at Cultivation of science, Jadavpur”

  1. suman 2 April 2012 at 12:45 PM #

    oh! great.

  2. Neha 2 April 2012 at 2:17 PM #

    The day is not far away when this world will be out of the clutches of this concept of “supernatural”

  3. Anindyasundar 2 April 2012 at 2:37 PM #

    I am feeling proud!

  4. সাইফুল ইসলাম 2 April 2012 at 4:35 PM #

    কোনভাবে কি এই অনুষ্ঠানটার কোন ভিডিও দেওয়া যায়। তাহলে কৃতজ্ঞ থাকতাম।

    সাইফুল ইসলাম

  5. soumenb31 2 April 2012 at 7:58 PM #

    i am delighted…go ahead prabirda..we r with u

  6. KAUSIK SARKAR 2 April 2012 at 9:34 PM #


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  8. A K Bairagi 2 April 2012 at 11:13 PM #

    I would like to thanks first to the organisor of the ‘Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur to arrange such a programme which is very essencial for the present time.and secondly I will thanks to Mr Probir Ghosh to lecture on this topics- God and Spirits- the fake ideas.

  9. Anabil 3 April 2012 at 12:07 AM #

    ! ! ! ! ! . . . . . . . . ! ! ! !

  10. Asok Kumar Das 3 April 2012 at 4:31 AM #

    One may wonder why the scientists need education in rationalism. Let me try to answer in my way. As an olympian or a great bodybuilder may suffer from asthma, the people who cultivate science are not immuned to spiritualism or such other mental disorders. Every person needs immunnisation to guard against the dangers of the gods and ghosts. The social air is being polluted constantly by the religious propaganda affecting human minds, partcularly young ones as the allergen like pollen dust do to asthma sensitive people.
    When the other day one of my closly related daughters-in-law, who is a senior scientist of the Faculty of Arizona State University introduced me with one of her senior coligue, the scientist after our short discussion regarding their research work assured me the favour of god by saying ‘god bless you’. She told me that by the grace of god their part of research in the space shuttle was a grand success. What a fun! Believing science and spirits,or Darwin and the Bible by the same human brain! Believe it or not I found most of my neighbours in California believe that god created man only within six years or so. And most of them are very educated people, even scientists!!!

    So we need not think it unnessery for Probir Ghosh to bring rationalism to cultivators of science like carrying coal to New Castle. Those who produce science may cultivate ghosts and gods too.
    Asokdas Charbak,
    Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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  13. Sumitra di 4 April 2012 at 10:11 AM #

    Asok da,
    this program was not meant for scientists. I wss there. It was organized, as I wrote for ‘common students.’ The topic was very important for cultivation of a scientific temper. So we thank the organisers, who are scholars of various streams ofascience.

  14. sujoy chanda 4 April 2012 at 7:31 PM #

    excellent ! Many many thanks to the organizer of the seminar.

  15. Asok Kumar Das 7 April 2012 at 4:51 AM #

    Respected Sumitradi,
    I am one with you and SRAI. ‘Scientific Temper’ as you write is extremely necessary, even earlier than studying science itself. You along with the readers of this facebook will be astonished to know that I spent about two years in many cities in America and found that this country most advanced country in the cultivation of science with no, I repeat no scientific mindset of most of the people. Almost all the hapless people of America are shivering in fear of gods and ghosts. The priests perform rituals, just like the most uncivilised people of our country, to wipe out the evil air (spirits) from the body of Mrs Palin an Ex-Governor of a state! The President of America, in every public appearance seeks blessings of so called god. In the prestigious currency notes of America (Dolar) the Americans most shamefully declare ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’. Even the 9% nonbeliever Americans are forced to declare this false declaration although they have no trust in the socalled god. And this country is proud of their science and democracy! And our leaders want to make our country as advance as of this superstious and undemocratic country.
    But side by side, I found that culture of rationalism is extremely serious in this country. Thousands of books and journals are being published every year. Hundreds of Prabir Ghoshes are working as seriously as our Prabir. Constant debates are organised by many rationalist organisations and thousands of people are participating in such debates in facebooks. Great newspapers like Woshington Post regularly publish debating article on rationalism boldly and frankly. The courage and social responsibility we never found in the newspapers of our country.
    I thank you and your organisation for taking such moral and social responsibilities. I thank the members of Cult Vision and the ‘common students’. Scientists with no scientific mind is little useful. I respect the uneducated people with free mind far more than superstitious great scientists or great leaders.With regards,
    Phoenix, Arizona,

  16. Rana 12 April 2012 at 5:10 PM #

    vabtei parchi na

  17. SG 19 April 2012 at 4:10 PM #

    Congratulation to Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur.
    Thanks to Prabir Ghosh.

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