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21ST CENTURY BIOLOGY: Uncovering the Code Delusion and the Cellular Mind with No Brain

Thursday, October 31, 2013
21ST CENTURY BIOLOGY: Uncovering the Code Delusion and the Cellular Mind with No Brain

|| By: Bhakti Niskama Shanta, Ph.D. || In the past, philosophers, scientists, and people in general, had no problem in accepting the existence of consciousness in the same way as the existence of the physical world. After the advent of Newtonian mechanics (the notion that everything can be explained mechanistically), science embraced a complete... »

Does Current Biology have the Misfortune of Owning an Unreliable Clock?

Saturday, April 20, 2013
Does Current Biology have the Misfortune of Owning an Unreliable Clock?

|| By: Bhakti Niskama Shanta, Ph.D. || The archaeological record is very limited and its analysis has been contentious. Hence, molecular biologists have shifted their attention to molecular dating techniques. Recently on April 2013, the prestigious Cell Press Journal Current Biology published an article entitled “A Revised Timescale for Human Evolution Based on Ancient... »

Sorry, Darwin: – Chemistry never made the transition to Biology

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Sorry, Darwin: – Chemistry never made the transition to Biology

|| By: Bhakti Niskama Shanta Swami, Ph.D. || The term biology is of Greek origin meaning the study of life. On the other hand, chemistry is the science of matter, which deals with matter and its properties, structure, composition, behavior, reactions, interactions and the changes it undergoes. The theory of abiogenesis maintains that chemistry... »


Darwinism Dead at 150

Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Darwinism Dead at 150

|| By: Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D. || Modern biology has finally constructed a tombstone over Darwin's grave. Darwinism, or the original theory of evolution proposed by Darwin 150 years ago in his Origin of Species, in which he introduced the idea of natural selection, was laid to rest about a half century ago when... »

Dialogue on Life and Its Origin

Friday, March 19, 2010
Dialogue on Life and Its Origin

|| By: Staff || This is an excerpt of the dialogue between Professor Werner Arber and Srila Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Maharaja (Dr. T. D. Singh) on October 12, 2001 at University of Basel, Switzerland. Srila Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Maharaja (Dr. T. D. Singh): While looking into some of the literatures, I find that some of your thoughts regarding... »

Harmony of Science and Religion: 21st Century Science and Religion ~ Resources – Books and Media

Saturday, March 6, 2010
Harmony of Science and Religion: 21st Century Science and Religion ~ Resources – Books and Media

|| By: Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D. || Below is a brief list of some recent books and media on the Scientific Critique of Science, especially dealing with Darwinian evolution and the paradigm change in biology. 1. "Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design" by Stephen C. Meyer. Stephen Meyer... »

The Miracles of Darwinism

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
The Miracles of Darwinism

|| By: Staff || Until his death, the mathematician and doctor of medicine Marcel-Paul Schützenberger (1920-1996) was Professor of the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Paris and a member of the Academy of Sciences, and author of “The Miracles of Darwinism”. In 1966, Schützenberger participated in the Wistar Symposium on mathematical objections... »

James Shapiro: Dawkins “lives in a world of fantasy”

Sunday, January 31, 2010
James Shapiro: Dawkins “lives in a world of fantasy”

|| By: Staff || James Shapiro of Fermilabs in a recent (Jan 22, 2010) lecture there said that Dawkins “lives in a world of fantasy.” The difficulties on which Intelligent Design focuses — e.g., the sudden origin of new features — are real, and need to be answered. Current theory is not adequate. Genes... »

The Scientific Revolution in Evolution

Monday, January 25, 2010
The Scientific Revolution in Evolution

|| By: Staff – Science and Scientist || Suzan Mazur, journalist for Scoop, Independent News, recently reported that what is planned for this July (2008) "promises to be more transforming for the world than Woodstock." Challenging the central doctrine of Evolution - Natural selection - is the controversial topic that scientists will discuss... »

The Concept (Soul) in Living Organisms

Tuesday, January 5, 2010
The Concept (Soul) in Living Organisms

|| By: Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D. || In addition to any content, another essential element must be the order or form of that content. Content implies a container. Generally, the container is not thought of as having any determinate influence upon the content. This is a mistake. If we have a bowl-shaped... »

Organic Whole

Saturday, December 26, 2009
Organic Whole

|| By: Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D. || There is a nested hierarchy of wholes that characterizes reality, and especially life. The most fundamental principle is that Reality in the Vedantic/Bhagavat conception is based on Personality, as mentioned in the very first aphorism of the Bhagavat Purana, "janmady asya yatho nvayat itaratas charteshu... »

Do we have a Theory of Evolution?

Saturday, December 12, 2009
Do we have a Theory of Evolution?

|| By: Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D. || The neo-Darwinian theory of genetic random mutation and Natural Selection, does nothing to explain speciation. Thus, what has been called "natural selection" has come under much scrutiny and critique in recent times. The problem is that natural selection requires the existence of a stable array of... »

Scientific Humility: Scientific Honesty – Hypothesis and Science

Monday, December 7, 2009
Scientific Humility: Scientific Honesty – Hypothesis and Science

|| By: Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D. || It is not that scientists make an hypothesis first, and then try to find the data to fit that hypothesis. Rather, the process is first observation, then an hypothes is made to describe the data, then conclude that the data has been described by... »

Search for an Alternative Paradigm of Life

Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Search for an Alternative Paradigm of Life

|| By: Srila Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Maharaja, (T. D. Singh, Ph.D.) || Many thoughtful scientists will agree that chemical evolution do not actually study life. They only study how biomolecules such as RNA, DNA, proteins, etc., might have formed early on earth. But their combinations do not seem to lead to life and it is highly... »

Chemical Concept of Life and It’s Limitation

Thursday, November 12, 2009
Chemical Concept of Life and It’s Limitation

|| By: Srila Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Maharaja, (T. D. Singh, Ph.D.) || Introduction: What is life? Everyone is curious about life-whether a scientist, a philosopher, a poet, an artist or a religious man or woman. We all want to know about the reality and purpose behind our existence-"Why are we born?", "why do we die?",... »

SCIENCE AND SCIENTIST – A Comprehensive Worldview

Tuesday, October 6, 2009
SCIENCE AND SCIENTIST – A Comprehensive Worldview

|| By: Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D. || The Western world has led the development of material science for over 200 years. But they have reached an impasse in confronting the problem of consciousness. Scientific knowledge requires a scientist, but regarding knowledge concerning the scientist, they must remain silent. India has always emphasized knowledge... »


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