Monday, April 9, 2012

Half truth and science.

I feel there is a mistake it in our education system. Even at college level, we do not know the full scientific method; neither in theory nor in practical. Even though we have labs we never come to know the application of these scientific terms in our day-to-day life. So they only become terms without specific meanings for us. That is why religious or commercial organisations use such terms to attract people.

Do you know what does Active Salt mean? Colgate knows that! Do you know what is American Lumino-Peptide? Emami knows that! Pantene Shampoo has Pro-Vitamin B5. Here is a quote from there site:
"The key behind the efficacy of all Pantene products lies in Pro-Vitamin B5, otherwise known as Panthenol" -

What kind of vitamin can be taken directly by hairs? On top of that the meaning of vitamin B5 is also interesting:
Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) - "Its name derives from the Greek pantothen (πάντοθεν) meaning "from everywhere" and small quantities of pantothenic acid are found in nearly every food."
Why are we paying for something which comes free with our daily food, because our curiosity is lost with the achievement of our degrees. The names of the products given above are just samples and I have no intenssion to target any specific company but what I want to indicate is everybody is using the fact that most of the people knows only the scientific terms and trust them without knowing the meaning.

I wish we could spread the science in place of religions so that people could use their logical thought process instead of blind faith.


  1. This is a deeply rooted problem in Indian society,

    "People buy opinion rather than form an opinion"

    Surprisingly there is no sensor board or more importantly fact verifying body for Commercial Product Selling.

  2. unfortunate indeed....consumers are fooled soo easily...n yes...'degree before knowledge' is definitely the prime suspect here....