Beliefs, Religion and Reason – A perspective of Hindu Atheist

February 17, 2009

Evolution and voice of sanity

Filed under: Uncategorized — Aniket @ 9:58 pm
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While I blogged about ISKCON’s view on evolution sometime back, I should also post this very moderate and rational view on evolution emerging out of same ISKCON.

Sita-pati das unequivocally accepts the proven aspect of evolution and disputes the chemical evolution. Fair enough! (although you can not just keep saying ‘life comes from life’. the regress has to terminate somewhere to answer ‘how the very first life came into being’)

The important difference is the attitude towards science. Science has brought in tremendous improvement in overall quality of human life. Enjoying all material comforts enabled by science, preaching hatred for science is clean hypocrisy.

If this is how everyone in ISKCON thinks about evolution, that’s a good news.

Update: Meanwhile, New Vrndavan Club 108 continues its tirade of vilifying Darwin.

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5 Comments »

  1. it says video no longer available..are you sure the ISKCON fundies didn’t get wind about your post 🙂

    Comment by nitwitnastik — February 17, 2009 @ 11:27 pm | Reply

  2. ok NO sorry..I think it is available..I don’t know why it wasn’t available before.

    Comment by nitwitnastik — February 17, 2009 @ 11:28 pm | Reply

  3. We have a brand new messiah here in competition to that neurotic six hundred years before. what do you do to emancipate yourself. what is the secret of your what ever that is. anti anti antitheist brigadeer. heights of idiosyn… viva el messiah.

    Comment by A — February 19, 2009 @ 1:40 pm | Reply

  4. “Life comes from Life” is a slogan, not a philosophical argument. 🙂

    Terminating the infinite regress is problematic for matter also – where does it originally come from?

    Thanks for the link!

    Comment by Sita-pati das — February 22, 2009 @ 6:27 am | Reply

  5. @ Sita-pati das
    I guess the regress terminating in matter is much more plausible to me than anything else. Perhaps, that’s where we disagree.

    But I really like your blog and your attitude towards science. I wish everyone was as charitable as you in expressing his gratitude for science.

    Comment by Aniket Kanade — February 22, 2009 @ 11:16 pm | Reply


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