Most people today have been led to believe that science can explain – or soon will explain – all natural phenomena – including the origin of life and the universe. Not many of them get to know that this notification is a belief that is only a few centuries old. Or that is being increasingly challenged by scientific research. 'The Hare Krishna Views On Science' website will systematically present the pioneering research that promises to herald a spiritual revolution within science. Eminent thinkers through the world, including leading scientists such as Nobel laureate Richard R. Ernst, peace workers such as Nobel laureates Oscar Arias Sanchez and Betty Williams, and spiritualists such as Nobel laureate the Dalai Lama, firmly believe that only a synthesis of science and spirituality can lead the world out of the present troubled times.
History in the making – and remaking
Since the time Newton attempted to explain planetary orbits through the laws of gravity and Motion, the scientific belief that the totality of existence can be explained through science has been gaining momentum. Correspondingly the hand of God on the canvas of the universe has been becoming dimmer and dimmer. Prior to Understanding GodNewton, God was understood to be the creator and controller of the universe. Newtonian physics relegated Him to the role of a creator, a mere clockmaker who had no power over nature, which was governed by laws. Darwin's origin of natural species proposed in 1859 provided the intellectual justification for removing God even from the role of the creator. The intellectual climate of that time embroidered Darwinian evolution not so much because of its scientific basis, but because of its ideological implications. This covert agenda to exile God from the academic world was made explicit by Frederic Nietsche through his jolting "God is dead" proclamation. Today almost all the academic textbooks scienceand journals as well as commercial science fiction novels and movies evolution as a proven fact, as an unquestionable scientific reality. Timescience2 and time again we get to recycled versions of the same old tale of human and universal origins: the universe originated with a big bang, unicellular life evolved fortuitously on the earth in a primordial soup, life forms evolved to increasing levels of complexity, and gradually
All the fluora and fauna on our planet – including we humans – came about. And concomitantly the religious world reviews of universal origins involved God are almost immediately rejected as pre-scientific superstitions.
This materialistic worldview has gained widespread acceptance not so much due to its scientific validation as due to its violent propagation. Moreover the impressive technological achievements of science – catering to the mass demands for instant relief and pleasure – have created among people a naïve, unquestioning faith that whatever science says must be true.
But as the harmful effects of technology are being increasingly recognized, so also are the fallacies of the scientific worldview that underlies these technologies.
More and more people – including acclaimed scientists – are realizing that thinkersreductionistic theories overlook a cardinal principle of science: theories should be based on objective evidences, no matter how unexpected, and not subject beliefs, no matter how popular. The evidence unmarked by science – both at the microscopic and the microscopic level – portraits a picture of the universe that is strikingly different from what most of us have been taught to believe as science.
Observation of the fine harmony of the universal laws, the amazing complexity and the purposeful, wonderful organization of animate and inanimate life on different levels, has started a progressively strengthening movement for the respirationalization of science.
This website is not anti-science, it is pro-humanity. Our human race describes to know the truths about its origin and purpose and that is what this site will provide -by combining modern scientific research with timeless Vedic wisdom. The value and glory of Vedic wisdom has been recognized by many eminent thinkers. We give here just a few quotes:
Einstein "We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to
count, without which no worthwhile scientific
discovery could have been made. "
~ Albert Einstein
"After the conversations about Indian philosophy, some of the ideas of Quantum Physics that had seemed so crazy suddenly made much more sense".
W. Heisenberg (German Physicist, 1901-1976)
"The Vedanta and the Sankhya hold the key to the laws of mind and thought process which are co-related to the Quantum Field, ie the operation and distribution of particles at atomic and molecular levels."
Prof. Brian David Josephson (1940 -) Welsh physicist, the youngest Nobel Laureate
"It is India thatave us the ingenious method of expressing all numbers by ten symbols, each receiving a value of position as well as an absolute value, a substantial and important idea which appears so simple to us now that we ignore its true merit. But its very simplicity, the great ease which it has lent to all computations, puts our arithmetic in the first rank of usefulventions, and we shall appreciate the grandeur of this achievement the more when we remember that it escaped the genius of Archimedes and Appollnius , two of the greatest men produced by antiquity. "
Pierre Simon de Laplace, French mathematician, philosopher, and astronomer,
"Whenever I have read any part of the Vedas, I haveThoreau
felt that some unearthly and unknown light illuminated
me. In the great teaching of the Vedas, there is no
touch of sectarianism. It is of all ages, climbs, and
nationalities and is the royal road for the attainment
of the Great Knowledge. "
~ Thoreau (American Thinker)
"The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion."
~ Herman Hesse (1877-1962), German poet and novelist, awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1946,
In the great book of India, the Bhagavad-gita, an empire spoken to us,
nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene,
consistent, the voice of an old intelligence, which in
another age and climate had pondered and then disposed
of the questions that exercise us.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Eminent American Thinker
On our website you can read articles about the origin of the universe, the chemical evolution or beginning of life, the critiques of modern scientific methodologies; the evolution of species and much more, all in the light of such opinions, which although written by respected scientists and philosophers, are not placed in the school books, scientific journals and media programs due to the process of "knowledge filtration" through which the ruling paradigm blinds the public to all evidence that challenges its supremacy.
Come, open your intellects to new realms of knowledge and experience. Read articles that inform, challenge, provoke, enlighten, inspire, – and, most of all, stimulate the shaping of a more scientific science and a more human humanity.
ARd – Nitai
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