Rajasthan : The Rajasthan BJP leader seemed to have fallen obsessively on his conception of the cow inhaling and exhaling oxygen at a time. How can it be possible? Nature has made man and animal keeping human being above all other creatures. How can a living being live without inhaling oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide? Just the same case rests with the cow, a sacred animal for the Hindus.
An BJP leader appeared to have propagated the preposterous primary assumption that politicians were made to advocate wrong unscientific perceptions before the people and the people should follow it blindly. According to reports, the Education Minister of Rajasthan, Vasudev Devnani has raised the points which were earlier also discussed to a wider extent. This time it has been pointed out by none other a saffron party leader because of the renewed invocation of the cow culture in the country. There are several other kinds of benevolent doubts.
What he uttered goes thus: “Gai Ekmatra Prani Hai, Jo Oxygen Grahan Karti Hai Aur Oxygen Hi Chhodti Hai”. Adding that he said that there was a need to understand the scientific significance of the cow and ensure the message reaches all the people. Of course, it is approved by the experts that like all the animals cows inhale oxygen but do not breathe out oxygen. It also exhales carbon dioxide as other animals do.
However, the lungs of any animal are not efficient at removing all oxygen from air, so some oxygen that is not absorbed is exhaled. It means cows absorb most of the oxygen but not all. Every animal including human does not use the total amount of oxygen inhaled. And cow too exhales some amount of carbon dioxide.
It has already been indicated in the news that the minister’s assertion about cows goes against the claims made by the United Nations Food & Agricultural Organisation, which in a 2006 report, held livestock, including cows, responsible for large amounts of GHG emissions from their digestive systems as well as manure decay.
It may be remarked this theory affords another instance of a confusion whereby the politician found himself exalting the present atmosphere. Whereas he was really dealing deadly blows at things strictly peculiar to the scientific temper.