Newton didn’t discover gravity, says Rajasthan education minister who once said cows exhale oxygen

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Indiatoday

Dev Ankur Wadhawan | Edited by Ekta Handa

Jaipur, January 9, 2018 

Isaac Gomes

Almost a year ago (Ref. Times of India, Jaipur 17th January 2017) Rajasthan Education Minister Vasudev Devnani, claimed that cows exhale oxygen, without offering an explanation as to how they do it. He went on to mention the anti-radioactivity properties of cow dung, again without saying how he had reached such a conclusion. Now has now said that Brahmagupta II discovered gravity before Newton. The point to note here is: "Three-four days ago, I was reading about who discovered the law of gravitation. It was mentioned that Newton did it" in spite of being the Education Minister of Rajasthan; and in three days' time, the Minister comes to the conclusion that Isaac Newton did not discover the law of gravitation! Our ministers just like to rake up  contradictions to hog the limelight. Isaac Gomes, Asso. Editor, Church Citizens' Voice.

Rajasthan Education Minister Vasudev Devnani, who claimed that cows exhale oxygen, has a new claim.

Vasudev Devnani has claimed that Brahmagupta II was the one who discovered the Law of Gravitation and not Newton, like we have all been told.

According to the minister, Brahmagupta discovered gravitation thousand years before Newton did.

While speaking at the 72nd Foundation Day celebrations at the Rajasthan University, Devnani mentioned, "Three-four days ago, I was reading about who discovered the law of gravitation. It was mentioned that Newton did it. I have read it, you have too. But if you go deeper, you would know Brahmagupta II had given this law of gravitation 1000 years prior to that. Why don't we connect that? The mechanism was developed later. Modern scientists have done it."

Devnani, who holds the education ministry in the Vasundhara Raje government, has often been in news for his claims.

In January last year, Devnani in an attempt to put the cow on a pedestal claimed that cow is the only animal that inhales as well as exhales oxygen.

While speaking at the Hingonia Goshala, during an event organised by the Akshay Patra foundation, he said "Gai ekmatra prani hai jo oxygen grahan karta hai, aur oxygen hi chhodta hai (the cow is the only animal that takes in oxygen and also releases oxygen)".

"There is a need to understand the scientific significance of the cow and ensure that the message reaches all people", the minister went on to say.

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