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  • Updates From Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies

    Summer 2021 updates from the Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies. For more info:

  • The Big Bang and the Sages - A New Book on the Puranas and Science

    Srila Prabhupada frequently asserted that the Puranic accounts are historical facts, although labeled mythology by modern man. In their book, the authors use rigorous scientific evidence to support Srila Prabhupada's words. 

  • Devotee Scholars Organize E-summit on Scientific Inquiry

    The event is entitled as “Jijnasa: Vedantic Theology For the Advancement of Scientific Temper”, and will be held on 19th and 20th of December, 2020. 

  • Drutakarma Das Working on New Book About Extreme Human Antiquity

    The book, Drutakarma says, “Is composed of new cases of archeological evidence that are consistent with Vedic and Puranic accounts of very ancient human presence on this planet.”

  • A Devotee-Researcher's Perspective on COVID-19: Cures and Cautions

    The lives of our devotees are too precious, and we must not adapt to any relaxed approaches to this serious health risk.

  • ISKCON Mira Road Engages 326 Children in Online Spiritual Science Exhibition

    The children come up with innovative ideas to present the Lord's pastimes by making 3D models.

  • Atma Paradigm Webinar Series with Akhandadhi Das

    Starting on Thursday 18th June 2020, Akhandadhi das ACBSP has been presenting live on Facebook and YouTube, ‘The Atma Paradigm.’ This ground-breaking webinar series shines the light of Srimad Bhagavatam philosophy onto modern scientific findings.

  • Bhaktivedanta Institute Gainesville Launches “Mapping Post-materialism” Project

    More and more scientists, philosophers, psychologists etc. reject the notion that philosophical materialism is the natural or necessary philosophy of rational and scientific thinking.

  • Using Science in Krishna’s Service

    How can devotees trained in science and other academic disciplines best use their education in Krishna’s service? Murali Gopal Das, a Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies research associate with a PhD in Physics, embarked in June on a global tour, to encourage devotees to use science in Krishna’s service. 

  • New York Brooklyn and Bhaktivedanta Institute Reports Headline March 7th Afternoon GBC Session

    The first topic up for discussion in the afternoon March 7th, was ISKCON’s Radha-Govinda Temple in Brooklyn, NY. The last few years have seen conflict over the managerial authority of the temple, prompted by an earlier proposed sale of the property.

  • Intelligent Design in a Modern Vedic Context

    Consciousness is our most immediate experience. Yet, when it comes to studying consciousness beyond one’s own conscious experience, we can only study circumstantial evidence.

  • The Consciousness In Science Conference Was A Great Success

    In preparing for the Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies’ Consciousness in Science 2019 conference opening ceremony at the University of Florida’s Harn Museum on Friday 18th January, so much interest arose that it was necessary for the organisers to curtail advertising efforts.

  • Watch the Historic Consciousness in Science Conference Online

    The primary goal for this global gathering is to encourage dialogue between devotee scientists interested in the role of consciousness and its interaction with physical matter as a fundamental aspect of science.

  • Bhaktivedanta Academy Receives Grant for Science Education

    The new grant will provide high quality anatomical models of different bodily systems for the students to study, which are normally too expensive for the school to buy.

  • Bhakti & Science - Village to Village

    Murali Gopal Das, a physicist based in Gainesville, Florida, during his recent summer tour in Europe has enthoused devotee scientists to work together and use their special talents for Krishna.

  • Our Human Ancestors Walked On Two Feet But Their Children Still Had a Backup Plan

    More than 3 million years ago, our ancient human ancestors, including their toddler-aged children, were standing on two feet and walking upright, according to a new study.

  • Walking With Dinosaurs

    There is an astonishing correspondence in the descriptions of universal time and planetary measurements in both ancient Hindu scriptures and modern scientific calculations. But, the conclusions they reach are very different.

  • Hidden History of the Human Race Videos on Gaia

    Sadaputa Dasa and Drutakarma Dasa’s Videos, Hidden History of the Human Race Parts 1 & 2, air on Gaia TV Network Starting July 12th

  • “Mysteries of the Sacred Universe” Seminar in New York

    On June 16, organized by the Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies, Murali Gopal Das presented a lively seminar at New York City’s Bhakti Center. Murali Gopal holds a Ph.D. in physics from Ohio University, has served an internship at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

  • BI Conference for All Devotee Scientists Planned for January 2019

    The “Consciousness in Science” Conference will be an opportunity for devotee scientists to come together, hear from others and, perhaps, present original research regarding the scientific basis of Krishna consciousness; or simply to gain inspiration and make new friends and contacts for future collaboration.

  • Teaching Evolution in Schools: What Science Explains and What Explains Science

    An Indian Union Minister of State recently triggered a furor by stating that evolution is unproven scientifically and shouldn’t be taught in schools.

  • Does God Exist?

    A video by ISKCON Desire Tree.

  • Mechanistic and Nonmechanistic Science Now Back in Print

    Bhaktivedanta Institute founding member Sadaputa Das’ first book, Mechanistic and Nonmechanistic Science (1981), is finally back in print. The work’s cogent critique of materialistic reductionism received attention from numerous recognized scientists, including Nobel Prize winners Eugene Wigner and Brian Josephson.

  • The Ancient Power of Chanting (Mantra) Validated by Modern Science

    Chanting (mantra) is an ancient technology that, as modern science reveals, connects us in a very real way to the farthest reaches of the universe.

  • Oldest Homo Sapiens Bones Ever Found Shake Foundations of the Human Story

    Idea that modern humans evolved in East Africa 200,000 years ago challenged by extraordinary discovery of 300,000-year-old remains in Moroccan mine.

  • Spiritual Science Exhibition at ISKCON Mira Road, Mumbai

    Spiritual Science Exhibition by children of NICE (Narasimha Institute for Children Education) – an education wing of ISKCON Mira Road, Mumbai, was held at the Balaji hall, ISKCON Mira Road, on 23rd April 2016. It started around 7am. There were 125 models made by 250 children who explained the wonderful pastimes of the Lord to the devotees who came to visit the exhibition. The theme of the exhibition was based on the 1000th Appearance Day of Sripad Ramanujacharya.

  • Spiritual Science Exhibition at ISKCON Mira Road

    A video by Madhava Das.

  • Sadaputa’s Books Are Back in Print

    “Now our PhDs must collaborate and study the 5th Canto to make a model for building the Vedic Planetarium” proved a mandate from Srila Prabhupada that entered deep into the heart of his disciple Sadaputa dasa, in 1976.  Having received his PhD in Mathematics from Cornell University just two years prior, he would soon be inducted as one of the founding members of Prabhupada’s Bhaktivedanta Institute. In that capacity, he devoted over 30 years researching Vedic perspectives on cosmology and the natural world.

  • Stephen Hawking On Trial - Confronting the Big Bang

    Vaiyasaki Das, the well-known ISKCON kirtaniya, and author, recently published his newest book, Stephen Hawking On Trial – Confronting the Big Bang. Like his first Blockbuster book Cosmology On Trial – Cracking the Cosmic Code, this book is now also a Bestseller in its category on Amazon. Vaiyasaki has taken seriously Srila Prabhupada’s instruction to expose the scientific account of the origin of the universe as mostly speculation with very little data to back up the assertions.

  • Prominent Scientists Sign Declaration that Animals Have Conscious Awareness

    Prominent scientists has signed a declaration supporting the idea that animals are conscious to the degree that humans are.

  • Sadaputa Digital Channel Facebook Page Launched

    November 15th celebrated the one year anniversary of the Sadaputa Digital Channel on Youtube featuring over 100 lectures and videos about  Vedic perspectives on modern science by Sadaputa Dasa, Dr. Richard L. Thompson, one of Srila Prabhupadas original founding members of the Bhaktivedanta Institute.

  • Dark Science: Abortion Organ Harvesting Rooted in the Philosophy of Scientific Materialism

    Scientific materialism is essentially a philosophy of death. Its philosophical delusions literally block the mind of a scientist from being able to recognize that this human being is worth more than the collection of its parts.

  • Rama Setu - An Engineering Marvel of 5076 BCE

    This film brings to light the layers of bridge construction and the month and the year when the Rama Setu was built.

  • Harvard Neuroscientist: Meditation Not Only Reduces Stress, Here’s How It Changes Your Brain

    "Mindfulness is just like exercise. It’s a form of mental exercise."

  • New Sadaputa Das Youtube Channel Gives Vedic Perspective on Modern Science

    A new official Youtube channel, dubbed “The Sadaputa Digital Channel,” is offering the most complete and organized collection of the late ISKCON scientist Sadaputa Das’ lectures, seminars, interviews and videos in one place. Sadaputa Das (Dr. Richard L. Thompson) received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Cornell University, where he specialized in probability theory and statistical mechanics. 

  • Bhaktivedanta Research Centre Acquires Manuscripts From Advaita Acharya’s Line

    The Bhaktivedanta Research Centre in Kolkata has added some new treasures to its vast library of over 15,000 works that includes many important and rare works by Vaishnava acharyas. Amongst the recent acquisitions are seven hand-written manuscripts donated by Sri Sanjay Goswami of Vrindavan, a 14th generation descendent from Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s intimate associate Sri Advaita Acharya.

  • Does God Exist ? - Scientific Spirituality

    Does God Exist is a must watch to get interesting rational, factual and authoritative information about God's Existence and His role as a creator of the Universe. It is a perfect blend of Science and Spirituality.

  • New Book Traces Science Advances to Ancient Asian Culture

    “Modern science and medicine would be unrecognizable, and far more primitive, without the immense contribution of the ancient Hindus.” 

  • The Ten False Assumptions of Modern Science

    Much of modern science remains stuck in an endless inward spiral of false paradigms. This is the message of one of the most important books of our time: Science Set Free by Rupert Sheldrake.

  • The Science Delusion

    Rupert Sheldrake talks about his groundbreaking book The Science Delusion.

  • Is Science Faith-based?
    “The difference between people with scientific beliefs and those with religious beliefs,” says prominent biochemist Rupert Sheldrake, “is that most religious believers are aware that their position is based on faith. People who put their faith in scientific materialism are often unaware that their beliefs are beliefs at all.”
  • Can Science Lead Us to God?
    Science has more monopoly on taste than McDonalds. Only knowledge burgeoning from the non-Vedic viewpoint satisfies. So the existence of God cannot be proven. Or can it?
  • Having Big Problems? Krishna Is Even Bigger!
    Whenever we think of Krishna during difficult times, we often justify the deterioration of our spiritual practices: “Krishna, you understand how big this problem is. I need to deal with this first before I can resume proper chanting.”
  • From the God Particle to the Godly Particle
    “The god particle has zero charge, zero spin and a near-zero lifespan; it exists for less than a trillionth of a second. Does that sound like God to you?” I counter-questioned when asked after a recent talk whether the discovery of the god particle disproved the existence of God.
  • “God particle” discovery ignites debate over science and religion

    The Higgs boson is perhaps better known by its sexier nickname: the "God particle." But in fact, many scientists, including the physicist for whom it is named, dislike the term.

  • "Convergence of Science and Spirituality" Conference in Delhi

    The two-day conference was hosted at the premises of the Sri Venkateswara College in South Campus of Delhi University on 5th and 6th of November, 2011. The initiative for the conference was taken by the Institute for Science and Spirituality (ISS), the scientific study wing of ISKCON Delhi.

  • Sadaputa’s Archives Reveal Scientists' High Regard for his Work
    When Sadaputa Dasa (Dr. Richard L. Thompson) passed away at his home in Florida in 2008 from a heart-attack, the ISKCON worldwide community was in shock. But a new archival discovery may provide a balm for fans of his work.
  • Interviews on Rethinking Darwin

    In january 2011, the BBT published Rethinking Darwin: A Vedic Study of Darwinism and Intelligent Design by Leif A. Jensen. In this video he explains the idea and history of the book.

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  • Study: 2 in 10 Atheist Scientists Are ‘Spiritual’
    More than 20 percent of atheist scientists consider themselves to be “spiritual,” according to a Rice University study. These scientists view both spirituality and science as “meaning-making without faith,” the study authors said.
  • ISKCON Hungary’s Vedic Science Research Center Reports Busy 2010
    ISKCON Hungary’s Vedic Science Research Center (VSRC) recently submitted its annual report to the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust Science Committee. It included many statistics about lectures given, videos made, and conferences attended in 2010.
  • Is Modern Medicine More Science Or Religion?
    Modern medicine projects the image of scientific rigor but has all the hallmarks of a system of religious belief. The practical consequence of its insular perspective is the dead-end system of Western medical materialism that we have today.
  • Intellectual Simplicity
    It can sometimes be tough being an intellectual in ISKCON. The tendency to keep one foot in the empirical camp and the other in the devotional arena can cause incompatibilities of faith, especially when continuing to grapple with “oddities” like elephant sized mangoes, airborne mountains, talking hyenas and bodily exuded cosmic bubbles.
  • Devotee Scholars Attend Cosmology Conference in Bangalore
    A “Global Conference on Cosmologies – Perspectives of the Universe” took place from December 2-4, 2010, at Bangalore. Three ISKCON devotees, Basu Ghosh Das (ISKCON Baroda), Rasaraj Das (Bhaktivedanta Institute) and Antardwip Das (Bhaktivedanta Academy) were invited to speak.
  • Unnatural Solutions Cause More Problems
    Last month a cover of New Scientist had emblazoned on its cover, “Move over nature, we’re taking control” Interesting, I thought. Have they discovered some way of checking the force of hurricanes? Could it be that we will no longer have to fear earthquakes and floods? Alas no, the article in question spoke only about that other great evil faced by man: sleep.
  • Stem Cell Research at the Crossroads of Religion and Politics
    Embryonic stem cell research, which uses special cells found in three- to five-day-old human embryos to seek cures for a host of chronic diseases, has sparked a major moral and political debate in the United States.
  • The Forbidden Archeologist Returns
    This month, Michael Cremo—whose books have sold 300,000 copies in 26 languages—returns with a new offering, simply entitled “The Forbidden Archeologist.”
  • Evolutionary Ethics?
    I agree with the Moral Naturalists that it is possible to better understand human nature through the study of animal behavior. Beyond that our paths diverge sharply.
  • Humans' Early Arrival in Britain
    Researchers have discovered stone tools in Norfolk, UK, that suggest that early humans arrived in Britain nearly a million years ago - or even earlier.
  • Religion and Science: Finding Their Kindred Spirits
    There is a science-religion divide -- these are two distinct and separate spheres of endeavor. But in the 21st century, we can't help but hear echoes passing back and forth across that divide and changing the way we understand our humanity, our relationship to each other and the natural world, the contours of the cosmos.
  • Scientists Create Life?
    With the recent announcement by the scientific community of the creation of a living organism using synthetic DNA many people are wondering about the religious implications of this achievement.
  • As the Sun Awakens, NASA Keeps a Wary Eye on Space Weather
    Earth and space are about to come into contact in a way that's new to human history. To make preparations, authorities in Washington DC are holding a meeting: The Space Weather Enterprise Forum at the National Press Club on June 8th.
  • Germs in Soil Might Give Learning a Boost

    Mice exposed to the bacteria got through mazes twice as fast, researchers report.

  • 'Artificial Life' Breakthrough Announced by Scientists
    Researchers in the US have developed the first synthetic living cell in what many scientists have called a landmark study towards the design and creation of new living things.
  • The Deniable Darwin
    The final triumph of Darwinian theory, although vividly imagined by biologists, remains, along with world peace and Esperanto, on the eschatological horizon of contemporary thought.
  • Evolution of Cartoon Science
    Due to false indoctrination and a bias against God and religion, many people today have come to reject common sense and timeless wisdom for a belief in cartoon fantasy.
  • Dreams 'Can Help With Learning'
    Napping after learning something new could help you commit it to memory - as long as you dream, scientists say.
  • 'Forbidden Archeology' Scientist Appears on TV Series
    Michael Cremo, aka Drutakarma Dasa, will be featured on episodes 1, 2 and 4 of the “Ancient Alien” series on the History Channel, which began on April 20th.
  • ‘Indians Knew the Laws of Gravity 500 Years Before Newton'
    Maitree, a group of professionals from Tata Consultancy Services and Bengaluru-based NGO Samskrita Bharati, have come together with a unique exhibition, Pride of India, to spread awareness about India's rich scientific heritage.
  • Psychiatrist's Research Finds You Can Feel a Stare
    Paper by Dr. Colin A. Ross explains how to measure the eye's electromagnetic energy.
  • NASA Finds Water on a Moon
    There is more water on the moon in more locations than originally thought, a discovery that may bolster NASA's long-held goal of setting up an outpost there, a researcher said Thursday.
  • Fake Dutch 'Moon Rock' Revealed

    A treasured piece at the Dutch national museum - a supposed moon rock from the first manned lunar landing - is nothing more than petrified wood, curators say. It was given to former Prime Minister Willem Drees during a goodwill tour by the three Apollo-11 astronauts shortly after their moon mission in 1969.

  • Chemical Evolution: The RNA World (Part I)
    How could the first living cell with DNA-based molecular biology have originated by spontaneous chemical processes on the pre-biotic earth? This has been the chicken and egg problem of life’s evolution from chemicals – Which came first, DNA or the protein molecule?
  • Study Indicates Australian Aborigines Could Be of Indian Origin
    Genetic research indicates that Australian Aborigines initially arrived via south Asia. Researchers have found telltale mutations in modern-day Indian populations that are exclusively shared by Aborigines. Dr Raghavendra Rao worked with a team of researchers from the Anthropological Survey of India to sequence 966 complete mitochondrial DNA genomes from Indian 'relic populations'.
  • Two-Day Debate on Aryan Invasion vs. Migration

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The debate over the so-called Aryan invasion of India was at the core of an international conference, “The Sindhu-Sarasvati Valley Civilization: A Reappraisal,” held Feb. 21 and 21 at Loyola Marymount University here.

  • Study Suggests Deity Meditation Augments Visuospatial Abilities
    Meditation has been practiced for centuries, as a way to calm the soul and bring about inner peace. According to a new study in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, there is now evidence that a specific method of meditation may temporarily boost our visuospatial abilities (for example, the ability to retain an image in visual memory for a long time). That is, the meditation allows practitioners to access a heightened state of visual-spatial awareness that lasts for a limited period of time.
  • Study Shows Meditation Increases Brain's Gray Matter
    Push-ups, crunches, gyms, personal trainers -- people have many strategies for building bigger muscles and stronger bones. But what can one do to build a bigger brain? Meditate. That's the finding from a group of researchers at UCLA who used high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to scan the brains of people who meditate.
  • Chemical Evolution: A Molecular Concept of Life

    The idea of the primitive reducing atmosphere has received strong and serious criticisms from scientists of various disciplines. Their arguments suggest overwhelming drawbacks in the conjecture. Available data from geology, geophysicists and geochemistry argue strongly against this idea.

  • French 'Spiritualist' Awarded Prestigious Templeton Prize
    PARIS (Reuters) - French physicist and philosopher Bernard d'Espagnat has won the 2009 Templeton Prize, billed as the world's largest annual award to an individual, for his work affirming the spiritual dimension of life. The Templeton Foundation announced the $1.42 million prize at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris on Monday.
  • History and Ethics of Genetic Engineering
    Suppose today if by biotechnology it were possible to produce a person of the same size and shape of Einstein, will such a person possess the same intelligence and personality of Einstein? The answer is no. Biotechnology cannot copy the spiritual nature of a person. Thus, the idea that life could be mechanistically recreated by incorporating existing DNA into an already existing natural process does not seem to be a correct one and further indicates that life is beyond physical characteristics.
  • Drutakarma Dasa Featured on The History Channel

    Los Angeles, CA – Ancient Aliens premieres on The History Channel this Sunday, March 8th at 8 pm EST, featuring Michael Cremo and a host of subject experts in the field of human origins, exterrestrials, and anomalous phenomena. Produced by Prometheus Entertainment, an Emmy award-winning production company from Los Angeles, this provocative documentary explores evidence of super-human influences on ancient man and embarks upon a global quest for answers. It’s an incredible investigation into theories some believe cannot be true, but many agree cannot be ignored.

  • From DNA to Genome: Is Genome Life?
    Cells are the fundamental units of living organisms. Those that function similarly make up the tissue, and a collection of tissues working together forms an organ. A collection of organs makes up the organism. The codes or instructions as to how each cell should function is contained in the nucleus of the cells, as DNA. Units of DNA form genes and the collection of all genes is called the genome.
  • Space: The Financial Frontier
    Orbiting 350 kilometres above Earth, the International Space Station is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Manuel Mitternacht asks if it's worth the massive expense. The multinational effort to establish a permanently manned space station is epic in its scope. It's also mind-bogglingly expensive. A consortium of 16 nations will spend $US100billion ($142billion) building and maintaining the largest spacecraft ever built.
  • Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

    Is Darwin’s theory of evolution unquestionable fact? Or should the possibility that an intelligent designer created our world be discussed as an alternative? Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, a recent film presented by actor and political speech writer Ben Stein, suggests that it should.

  • Is the DNA Molecule Life?
    Descriptions of DNA and its replication mechanism are commonly given as though they have provided a complete description of the most fundamental processes of life -- a final mechanism, step-by-step breakdown of these life processes into understandable chemical terms. However, this is far from truth.
  • Are Religious People Nicer?
    It took scientists more than three decades to come to a conclusion which atheists might find hard to believe -- religious people are 'nicer'. A major study, published in the Science journal, has revealed that people, who believe in God and frequently attend religious services as well as offer prayers, are more helpful, honest and generous.
  • Why Faith in God Really Can Relieve Pain
    For centuries, religious believers have endured suffering with impressive fortitude. Now scientists claim to have discovered that faith in God really can relieve pain. New research at Oxford University has found that the Christian martyrs may well have been able to draw on their religion to reduce the agony of, for example, being burnt at the stake.
  • What Happens When We Die?

    A fellow at New York City's Weill Cornell Medical Center, Dr. Sam Parnia is one of the world's leading experts on the scientific study of death. Last week Parnia and his colleagues at the Human Consciousness Project announced their first major undertaking: a 3-year exploration of the biology behind "out-of-body" experiences. The study, known as AWARE (AWAreness during REsuscitation), involves the collaboration of 25 major medical centers through Europe, Canada and the U.S. and will examine some 1,500 survivors of cardiac arrest.

  • Study Shows: God Makes You Happy

    A belief in God could lead to a more contented life, research suggests. Religious people are better able to cope with shocks such as losing a job or divorce, claims the study presented to a Royal Economic Society conference. Data from thousands of Europeans revealed higher levels of “life satisfaction” in believers.

  • Why Not Every Scientist Worships at Darwin's Feet
    Next year marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's On The Origin Of Species. The momentous occasion will be celebrated with new books, articles, documentaries and editorials. One commentator has called for a public holiday in Britain to honour Darwin - the "humble Shrewsbury family man who changed the world forever".
  • Do Subatomic Particles Have Free Will?

    Human free will might seem like the squishiest of philosophical subjects, way beyond the realm of mathematical demonstration. But two highly regarded Princeton mathematicians, John Conway and Simon Kochen, claim to have proven that if humans have even the tiniest amount of free will, then atoms themselves must also behave unpredictably.

  • NASA Astronaut Edgar Mitchell Claims Alien Contact Cover-up

    FORMER NASA astronaut and moon-walker Dr Edgar Mitchell - a veteran of the Apollo 14 mission - has stunningly claimed aliens exist. And he says extra-terrestrials have visited Earth on several occasions - but the alien contact has been repeatedly covered up by governments for six decades.

  • Expensive Error: NASA's Mars Probe Malfunctions
    NASA scientists are struggling to process the soil that the Phoenix Mars Lander scooped from the Red Planet's surface, finding that the Martian dirt was too clumpy to sift into the spacecraft's onboard laboratory. The scientists called it an important day last week when the Phoenix's robotic arm scraped its first, cup-sized sample from the planet's surface, but since then have been unable to get any of the clotted soil through a screen into the lander's Thermal Evolved Gas Analyser (TEGA).
  • Vatican: Love Thy Alien

    The Pope's chief astronomer says that life on Mars cannot be ruled out.

    Writing in the Vatican newspaper, the astronomer, Father Gabriel Funes, said intelligent beings created by God could exist in outer space.

  • Plants Deserve Respect, Swiss Committee Says
    GENEVA (AFP) - Plants deserve respect, a group of Swiss experts said Monday, arguing that killing them arbitrarily was morally wrong -- except when it comes to saving humans or maybe picking petals off a daisy.
  • Dr. Allan Hamilton: The Scalpel and the Soul

    In 30 years as a Harvard-trained brain surgeon, Dr. Allan Hamilton has not only seen disease and healing--he's also glimpsed the mystical side of medicine. After suffering a devastating back injury while serving in Desert Storm, Dr. Hamilton learned to be a patient.

  • I’ve Found God, Says Man Who Cracked the Genome

    THE scientist who led the team that cracked the human genome is to publish a book explaining why he now believes in the existence of God and is convinced that miracles are real. Francis Collins, the director of the US National Human Genome Research Institute, claims there is a rational basis for a creator and that scientific discoveries bring man “closer to God”.

  • The Myth of the Noble Scientist
    Sometimes trusting what scientists tell us can be a bit difficult. One day we are told that artificial sweeteners help prevent obesity; the next, that they cause it. The generous explanation for such seesaws is that science is always developing our understanding. But there is a more sinister concern: fraud.
  • Scientists Probe Meditation Secrets
    Scientists are beginning to uncover evidence that meditation has a tangible effect on the brain. Skeptics argue that it is not a practical way to try to deal with the stresses of modern life. But the long years when adherents were unable to point to hard science to support their belief in the technique may finally be coming to an end.
  • Study Shows Religion 'Linked to Happy Life'
    A belief in God could lead to a more contented life, research suggests. Religious people are better able to cope with shocks such as losing a job or divorce, claims the study presented to a Royal Economic Society conference.
  • Scientists Present Lectures on Faith, God
    Two world-renowned scientists will offer their views on faith and science Thursday as part of Texas A&M University's Trotter Endowed Lecture Series. Respectively, their speech topics are "The Language of God" and "Without God."
  • Russian Students Welcome the Forbidden Archeologist
    Michael A. Cremo (Drutakarma Dasa), co-author of Forbidden Archeology, a book that questioned the scientific community's views on human origins, has recently returned from a Russian lecture tour promoting his latest work. Human Devolution: A Vedic Alternative to Darwin's Theory is no less of a controversy-baiter, and Cremo was ready for the opposition.
  • 100,000 Year Old Human Skull Found

    An almost complete human skull fossil that could date back 100,000 years was unearthed in Henan last month, Chinese archaeologists announced Tuesday.


  • Scientists Turn Bone Marrow into Sperm
    Scientists are ready to turn female bone marrow into sperm, cutting men out of the process of creating life. The breakthrough paves the way for lesbian couples to have children that are biologically their own. Gay men could follow suit by using the technique to make eggs from male bone marrow.
  • US Approves Animal Clones as Food
    The US government has given the green light to the production and marketing of foods derived from cloned animals. After six years of study, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ruled that meat and milk from cloned pigs, cattle and goats and their offspring is safe.
  • Paramatma: God as the Source of Inspiration and Insight

    According to Vedanta [summative Vedic techings], the Supreme Lord expands and accompanies each and every living entity in order to guide his/her activities. This is seen in the form of inspiration or a sudden flash of insight experienced by scientists at the time of discovery, and by poets and artists in different circumstances.

  • Taking Science on Faith
    Science, we are repeatedly told, is the most reliable form of knowledge about the world because it is based on testable hypotheses. Religion, by contrast, is based on faith. The problem with this neat separation into “non-overlapping magisteria,” as Stephen Jay Gould described science and religion, is that science has its own faith-based belief system.
  • Even Monkeys Go Ga-Ga over Babies
    Nothing makes a person sound more idiotic than the presence of a new baby. We start to babble senseless, often embarrassing, phrases. Sometimes even the baby shakes its head in disgust. But something about a baby turns us unto clowns. And it looks like we aren’t the only creatures to make such fools of ourselves over small members of our species.
  • Top Scientist Advocates Genocide for 90% of World Population

    Famous professor and ecological researcher Eric R. Pianka championed the notion that the Earth can only be saved if ninety percent of the human beings alive today are purged from the planet via an airborne Ebola virus. Astonishingly, after advocating for a future in which more than 5,000,000,000 persons would die a slow and agonizing death, many influential members of the audience stood to their feet and applauded.

  • SCIENCE: Stem Cell Scientist Denies Faking Research


    Reprinted from

    Disgraced Scientist: I Didn't Fake Stem Cell Research


        Tuesday, March 20, 2007

    SEOUL, South Korea -- Disgraced South Korean scientist Hwang Woo-suk testified Tuesday that he did not order the falsification of stem cell research, and one of his former collaborators said he also had been unaware of the fake data.

  • SCIENCE: Debate on Interspecies Cloning Reignites


    SAN FRANCISCO - It was nearly a decade ago that Jose Cibelli plugged his own DNA into a cow's egg in a novel cloning attempt that was condemned as unethical by President Clinton and landed the Michigan State University researcher in a mess of controversy.

    Even though Cibelli and his colleagues patented the so-called interspecies cloning technique, they soon abandoned the research as a failure and the uproar subsided. Now the tempest is brewing all over again.