Swami Satya Vedant defines meditation as a science by emphasizing experimentation and experience versus blind belief.  The modern human being is much more complex from those of 500 or 1000 years ago.  And the inner turmoil of repressed repetitive thoughts hidden underneath the surface besiege the mind and body.  The need to deal with this is there.  And no, it's not turning to the pharmaceutical companies for more numbing agents.  He quotes Osho saying that the all we can do is to experiment and to judge the experience afterwards.
Filmed, Interviewed and Edited by Johnson Anand Saurabh