Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, September 12
"BoycottMillennials" quickly became a top trend few days ago, when Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman linked millennials' preference for Uber and Ola cabs to the auto sector crisis, and now when Union Minister Piyush Goyal defended the current state of economy, saying “maths did not help Einstein discover gravity”, Twitter couldn’t hold back.
Speaking to reporters after a meeting with the Board of Trade in Delhi, Goyal asked people not to get into calculation seen on TV screens.
"If you're looking at a five trillion dollar economy, the country will have to grow at 12%. Today it's growing at 6%," he said.
"Don't get into those maths. Those maths have never helped Einstein discover gravity... If you'd only gone by structured formulae and what was past knowledge, I don't think there would have been any innovation in this world," he added.
Twitter was quick to point out that it was Newton and not Einstein who discovered gravity, both names shot up the trending lists.
Former Finance Minister @PiyushGoyal is correct, Einstein did not require maths to discover gravity, but Sir Isaac Newton did.— Congress (@INCIndia) September 12, 2019
FYI, maths is also required to #FixTheEconomy. pic.twitter.com/Nr3QyYbPpA
Then what did Newton do?— Haidar Shamsheer (@HaidarShamshee1) September 12, 2019
During Presser, The question “How would India become a $5 trillion #economy ?" led #PiyushGoyal, 2say "Don't look at numbers or growth of 12%, Math never helped *Einstein* to discover Gravity".— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) September 12, 2019
Keep fudging, keep treating public as fools....but answers wl hv 2b given!
Piyush's clarification is more funnier 😂— Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) September 12, 2019
"Maths helped Einstein discover gravity. But because he had an ability to think big he could use maths to discover gravity. He didn't go by traditional maths"
🔸Why Einstein & not Newton
🔸Maths vs Traditional Maths pic.twitter.com/onEEtK2XOu
1. Einstein didn't discover gravity.— Sumit Kashyap (@sumitkashyapjha) September 12, 2019
2. Newton did.
3. Gravity was discovered based on Mathematical work of laws of motion, not falling apple. pic.twitter.com/9Ydsw8FE2W
Looking at the gravity of the situation, Sir Newton has decided to file a copyright infringement case.— Shehla Rashid شہلا رشید (@Shehla_Rashid) September 12, 2019
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