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“The Ghost in the Machine” — Science

“The Ghost in the Machine” — Science

The prevailing view among modern scientists is that a human being is in essence a complex machine. According to this view, our life and consciousness have their source in the…

NASA’s Space Shuttle — A Small Step for Mankind

NASA’s Space Shuttle — A Small Step for Mankind

The most advanced spacecraft ever built, the orbiter Columbia, rose from the launching pad at Cape Canaveral last April 12 and propelled the United States back into the space race.…

Evolution — A Doctrine in Search of a Theory

Evolution — A Doctrine in Search of a Theory

"All reputable evolutionary biologists now agree that the evolution of life is directed by the process of natural selection, and by nothing else." With these words Sir Julian Huxley summed…

Chance and the Unity of Nature

Chance and the Unity of Nature

"Probability is the most important concept in modern science, especially as nobody has the slightest idea what it means."—Bertrand Russell…

The Computerized Mr. Jones — Can a machine be conscious?

The Computerized Mr. Jones — Can a machine be conscious?

Science fiction writers often try to solve the problems of old age and death by taking advantage of the idea that a human being is essentially a complex machine.…

In Nature There Are No Mistakes — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

In Nature There Are No Mistakes — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

In the laws of nature there are no mistakes. In railway cars there are first-class and second-class sections. If you purchase a second-class ticket but by mistake go to the…

Searching Past the Mechanics of Perception — Scientific Views

Searching Past the Mechanics of Perception — Scientific Views

The process of perception begins when light from an object enters the eye and is focused on the retina. This light stimulates a series of neurochemical reactions that ultimately reach…

Chemical Evolution? — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

Chemical Evolution? — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

The scientists say that at one point the earth, was composed of dust particles floating in some gaseous material. Then in due course this colloidal suspension condensed, and formed the…

On Inspiration — Scientific Views

On Inspiration — Scientific Views

Modern scientists acquire knowledge, at least in principle, by what is called the hypothetico-deductive method. Using this method, they formulate hypotheses and then test them by experimental observation. …

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

We say to the scientists. "Don't waste time trying to make life. Try to make your life better. Try to understand what your actual spiritual identity is, so that you…

Evolution Or Production?

Evolution Or Production?

If we want to determine whether it is the theory of evolution or the theory of production that is scientifically more valid, we must test both against the fossil record.…

Today’s Scientists: Making Life or Taking Life

Today’s Scientists: Making Life or Taking Life

How have they created anything? They take the sand and mix it with some chemicals and make glass. They have not created the sand or the chemicals, they have taken…

Nuclear Near-Disaster — The Vedic Observer

That nuclear reactor on Three Mile Island is acting up. It's been leaking radioactive steam since early Wednesday morning—the largest leak in history. And now they just found a gas…

Reality, Life, and Quantum Mechanics

Reality, Life, and Quantum Mechanics

The idea that life can be reduced to chemistry and physics has become very prominent in the life sciences. According to this idea, all living organisms, including human beings, are…

Bhakti, the Perfect Science

Bhakti, the Perfect Science

Bhakti is as much a science as physics, chemistry or any other science. It is based on observation and experiment, and its results are capable of verification. But bhakti is…

Mad Scientists — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

Mad Scientists — Srila Prabhupada Speaks Out

You can explain their madness in so many ways, but first try to understand the main idea: a very educated man—when he becomes mad, then he and his words have…

“We’re Alone” in Our Galaxy — The Vedic Observer

We inhabitants of earth are quite likely the only civilized beings in our galaxy. So contends a scientific study that recently won front-page attention in the "Science" section of the…

The Physics of the Self

The Physics of the Self

Our physical self, the outer body, is always changing-from childhood to adulthood to old age, from lifetime to lifetime, and even from species to species. Yet our spiritual self, the…

Blasting Evolution Theory

Blasting Evolution Theory

Scientists have failed to demonstrate that the required high information-content was present in the earth's primal biosphere, and this suggests that there must have been some kind of conscious guidance…

Man: Just an Old Animal? — Notes from the Editor

According to some anthropologists, the human being is essentially an animal. "It is clear that we are an extremely old animal, perhaps three million years old, and we were evolved…

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