Biogenesis

Daring to Defy Darwin

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Daring to Defy Darwin

|| By: Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D. || Dr. James M. Tour is a synthetic organic chemist, specializing in nanotechnology, Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, and Professor of Computer Science at Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA. In 2005, Tour's journal article, »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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?",... »