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A major objective of this book is to promote scientific temper in society. It tells you about the rigors of how science is done, and explains why scientists take such great care to ensure that the empirical knowledge acquired collectively by them has the highest attainable degree of credibility. The Scientific Method underscores the importance of a robust sense of skepticism when it comes to accepting evidence for any claim, particularly a tall claim. And yet scientists are ever willing to accept and rectify errors in their theories if any new evidence demands that, thus ensuring that self-correction is a part of how science progresses. But much of the science done so far has been based on reductionism. ‘Complex systems’ are the next challenge for 21st-century science, and we have to go beyond reductionism for investigating them meaningfully. This is a very difficult task indeed. The most familiar and quintessential example of a ‘complex adaptive system’ is the human mindbody, with consciousness as one of its ‘emergent’ properties. The Scientific Method used so far values only empirical or objective information, and has no direct use for subjective or experiential information (except for some simple correlational or statistical studies). In this book some suggestions are made for cautiously and tentatively relaxing some of the eight tenets of the Scientific Method so as to make science more inclusive in scope. Our goal should be to investigate all natural phenomena, including those that cannot be reproducibly verified by just about anybody, anywhere, any time. The book’s narrative covers a long time span, ranging all the way from ancient Indian science and technology to the futuristic biotechnology and nanotechnology revolutions. Substantial space is devoted to what it takes to achieve health and longevity of the human mindbody. Can you hope to live forever? The answer is ‘yes’, provided you can manage to stay alive and well for the next few decades, so as to be around when the fruits of biotechnology are already commonplace, and when medical nanotechnology comes of age. Three approaches are discussed for this goal, two of them from ‘Western’ medical science. It turns out that the Indian yogic way of life is the best of them all for achieving this goal.