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Diksha Yadav

Jul 07, 2024, 08:27 AM | Updated 10:35 AM IST

🎙️Introducing The Pluralism Project

The Pluralism Project
The Pluralism Project

Dear Listener,

India is one of the last pockets of theodiversity, and understanding its significance is crucial.

  • Here's a little example: Hypatia was a Neoplatonist philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician. She solved the problem of epicycles, discovering that planets move in elliptical orbits. A Christian mob killed her for her beliefs. This delayed western knowledge by almost 800 or 1000 years.

  • Tolerance vs. Persecution: Remember that she was challenging the Pythagorean view of circular motion. But there was no threat of her being killed by the Pagans. This is because a pagan society tolerates or accepts different worldviews. But in a monopolistic society, different worldviews are not accepted, resulting in the persecution of those who hold them.

  • A covertly religious system like Marxism is no different. Whenever we talk about the clash of religion and science, we always think only of Galileo Galilei. In reality, the worst and most efficient inquisitions against scientists were conducted by the Marxists, who killed a large number of scientists.

This is why theodiversity has to be preserved. This is why we need to continue to talk, discuss, debate, on these issues. And this is why this short series, The Pluralism Project.

In this series, we will discuss in detail Theodiversity versus Monopolitistic Expansionism with Aravindan Neelakandan. 

The Episode 1 is out! Perfect for your weekend listening, it is available on the app as well as on Spotify. Tune in now!

Fair warning: This is not a casual listen - the difficulty level for this podcast would be medium. Unfortunately, we did try but bringing Aravindan further seems difficult!

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