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Disclosure Singularity U alumnus here.

My hypothesis here is that Vivek was trying to open a debate, to challenge the students to accept the possibility of alternative views, rather than pushing those alternative views. This is strongly aligned with his role as VP of Academics where he is trying to encourage the students to consider alternative possibilities and that there are different perspectives, this is within his role remit. Not to defend homoeopathy but it's when you examine and challenge existing hearsay that you can make great strides of innovation.

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