Dr. Kalam's interest in Physics had its root in 'Philosophy'
June 6, 2018 10:47am CST
After high school at the age of 15, Dr. Kalam had no urge to go back to Rameswaram but continue his higher studies. So he took admission into St.Joseph's College, Trichy. Though he felt a little bit homesick but his room-mates, hostel warden and teachers instilled him the interest in education and learning as a whole. He was interested in classic books like, Tolstoy, Scott and Hardy and some books on Philosophy. It is from the Philosophy that he understood the concept of 'half-life' period and matters related to radio-active decay of substances'. It is in college that he learned that all sub-atomic particles are unstable and disintegrated after a period of time and related it to his science teacher teaching at Rameswaram that 'decay is inherent in all compounds'. He said 'Science is not a subject that takes us away from God. Rather the path of science winds through the heart and is a path to real spiritualism'.
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