Darwin Under Siege
Modern science has generally been directed toward investigating the material world, excluding consideration of the conscious scientist who is essential to the whole process, since, of course, the very existence of the scientific endeavor itself depends upon consciousness. Complete scientific knowledge must consequently include both objective science and subjective consciousness.
In addition to other programs, Bhaktivedanta Institute's Science and Scientist Newsletter is humbly offered to inspire scientists and scholars to contribute their sincere efforts toward developing this grand synthesis. The result will be valuable not only for helping to better understand the "hard" problems of science such as the nature and origin of life and the cosmos, the mind-brain connection, artificial intelligence, etc. But the pressing problems of ethics in science, world peace, and interfaith dialog will also benefit from a more inclusive scientific worldview.
In our modern era science and religion are the predominating influences determining the fate of mankind. Promoting and developing a culture of harmony between such diverse fields has the potential to expand our conception of reality and advance human knowledge in the new millennium, in which it is said the study of life will be pre-eminent. Let us welcome the dawn of that new epoch with great hope and determined endeavor.
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