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SCIENCE

AND
SPIRITUALITY

GOD
All-powerful
Present everywhere
Knows all

SCIENCE
Strives to enhance the
power, knowledge,
and reach of mankind

GOD
?

SCIENCE

GOD AND SCIENCE


Antithetical?

Unrelated?

Science replacing
God?

Convergence?

Complement?

Supplement?

PROGRESS OF KNOWLEDGE
GOD

BEYOND
KNOWLEDGE

SCIENTIFIC

SCIENCE
KNOWLEDGE

BEYOND
KNOWLEDGE

BOUNDARY
(INTERFACE)

KNOWLEDGE IS POROUS

Based on
Assumptions
Axioms

GOD

SCIENCE
SCIENCE

Leads to
Incomplete
understanding

AND IMPERFECT
Silent about
Existence
Purpose
Value

GOD

SCIENCE

Faith and
inquiry can
Coexist
Complement
Reinforce

SCIENCE THE DARK FACE

SCIENCE THE DARK FACE

SCIENCE THE DARK FACE

SCIENCE THE DARK FACE

OUR HUMBLE CORNER

Credit: NASA

THE MIDDLING EARTH

Credit: JPL/NASA

MAN THE AVERAGE

LIVING ON A RAFT

Source: www.geology.sdsu.edu

We Live In An Age Of
Guided Missiles&
Misguided Men
- Martin Luther King, Jr

How Men Became


Misguided by Science

Success in Technology
does not imply
success in Science

How Men Became


Misguided by Science
Scientists became
overconfident due to their
technological successes
and assumed that they could
explain everything without
God.

How Men Became


Misguided by Science
The common people,
being impressed by
technological gadgets,
assumed that everything
scientists say must be
true.

How Men Became


Misguided by Science
Science did not prove, but
presumed,
the non-existence of God & the soul
Darwins theory of Evolution
The Big Bang Theory

Could Life Arise by Chance?


Let the reactions go on for
last 4.5 billion years.
(the estimated age of earth)
Maximum possible changes in the
74
molecules during this time = 10

Could Life Arise by Chance?

1 in 10

40000

attempts*.

Number of atoms in Universe = 1080


*first calculated by Sir Fred Hoyle and
Chandra Wickramasinghe, leading mathematicians
and astrophysicist

Fred Hoyle says believing life


could arise by chance is like
believing

a tornado sweeping
through a junk yard might
assemble a Boeing 747.

There is nothing known as by chance.

There is always a cause.

If we do not know the


cause, we call it a chance.

Gauss, the famous


mathematician

I've succeeded not on


account of my painful effort,
but by the grace of God.
Like a sudden flash of
lightning, the riddle
happened to be solved.

Chance theory
is not by
chance, but by
the
grace of God.

Science Discovers
Spirituality
Scientific proof for the existence of God:

The Intelligent Design Movement


Scientific proof for the existence of soul:

Studies in Consciousness

Synthesis of Science & Spirituality

Religion without
science is lame.
Science without
religion is blind.
Albert Einstein

Synthesis of Science & Spirituality


Srila Prabhupada:
Indian wisdom (the lame man) &
American resourcefulness (the
blind man)
Can together usher in a new era in
world history

SpiritualityA Higher Dimensional Science

Philosophy

Theory
Science

Spirituality
Experiment

Religion

Philosophy

Spirituality

Religion

Srila Prabhupada - Philosophy without


religion is just mental speculation

Philosophy

Spirituality
Religion

Srila Prabhupada - Religion without


philosophy is at best sentimentalism and at
worst fanaticism.

Vedic Spirituality Universal & Nonsectarian


The CDE of all Spirituality:
C Culture (Karma)
D - Devotion (Bhakti)
E - Education (Jnana)

Bhaktivedanta Academy
for Culture and Education
Understand the Philosophy (Vedanta)
Practice the Religion (Culture)
Relish the Devotion (Bhakti)

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for Culture and Education

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