Traditional Asian scientists have always subscribed to the view that science is only a means, not an end in itself. For example, when Professor Abdus Salam came to know that he had won the 1979 Nobel Prize for Physics, his first reaction was to go to a local mosque in Battersea and thank the Almighty God for bestowing this honour on him. Other Asian Noble laureates such as CV Raman and Rabinder Nath Tagore were also deeply religious men who had scant regard for Western rationalism.
The way the Western media has reacted to the Hindu "miracle" bears testament to its inward-looking approach.
Randhir Singh Bains