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Essays on Science & Religion

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Four pathbreaking essays explore the possibilities for constructive engagement of science and religion.

Science and religion are the two most dominant forces of humanity in the search for the ultimate meaning of life and the universe.

Are these two forces reconcilable? If yes, what are the possible grounds for their synthesis? Could the recent developments in science and technology about human nature and the cosmos enable us to explore religious wisdom in new ways? In the pivotal times like ours, what role could science and religion dialogue play in restoring world peace? Moreover, what implications would this dialogue have on our future scientific researches?

Reflecting on some of these profound issues, Dr. T. D. Singh (Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami) presents in this volume four groundbreaking essays on science and religion. These four remarkable essays by him provide useful insights about the relationship between science and religion in our continuing quest for the deeper understanding of life and the universe.

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God, Intelligent Design and Fine-Tuning

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God, Intelligent Design, and Fine Tuning / A dialogue between T.D. Singh and Michael J. Behe, professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University and author of the award-winning best-seller, Darwin’s Black Box.

Modern biochemistry has revealed the intricate secrets of cells and marvelous molecular design. This, and precise laws and fine-tuned fundamental constants of the universe point toward an intelligent Creator.

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Life & Origin of the Universe

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Since the dawn of civilization, all philosophical, scientific, religious and even artistic works, in principle, have centered around the study of life, its meaning and the origin of the universe. What is life? What is the origin of the universe? Is there any meaning and purpose behind the manifestation of life and the universe? What is the unseen cause behind the manifestation of the perceivable universe?

These questions have puzzled all the great thinkers around the world over the ages. Vedanta, the topmost scientific and philosophical treatise of Indian spiritual and cultural heritage has a lot to contribute in this area and could provide a vital leap in expanding our knowledge of life and the origin of the universe. In this unique book, His Holiness Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami (Dr. T. D. Singh) investigates life and the secrets of the origin of the universe and depicts the relevance of Vedantic wisdom in the context of modern scientific and technological developments.

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Reality of God’s Existence

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Explore the underlying secrets of the visible and the invisible worlds, and inquire about the nature of the Ultimate Reality. Dr. T. D. Singh explores this quest using Vedantic wisdom in a modern scientific and technological context.

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Savijnanam Vol. 1

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Savijnanam / Journal of the Bhaktivedanta Institute Volume 1. The goal of science and scientific explorations by Bhaktivedanta Swami; Life and its origin with Nobel laureate Werner Arber and Dr. T. D. Singh; Life comes from life overview by statistician Jagdish N. Srivatsa; Science Is Spiritual with neuropsychologist Karl H. Pribram; a comparative assessment of scientific and spiritual disciplines by particle physicist E.C.G. Sudarshan; Human Life and Evolution of Consciousnes by T. D. Singh, physical organic chemist.

Includes two pages of biographical information of contributors.

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Savijnanam Vol. 3-4

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Savijnanam is the Journal of the Bhaktivedanta Institute.
The latest issue of Savijnanam science journal features four articles, Science, Spirituality and the Nature of Reality, by eminent scientists Sir Roger Penrose, mathematical physicist; next: Quantum Physics,Consciousness, and a new science of Healing, by Amit Goswami, Quantum Physicist; Life Comes from Life – a preliminary discussion on theory and quantum reality and consciousness, by J.N.Srivastava, Statistician; and Vedanta & Science III, Reality of Godメs existence, scriptural and scientific evidence, by T.D. Singh, physical organic chemist.

Includes two pages of biographical information of contributors.

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Science, Spirituality and the Nature of Reality (A Discussion between Sir Roger Penrose and Dr. T.D. Singh)

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Since antiquity, many prominent thinkers of the world, from Plato to Tagore and from Newton to Einstein, have attempted to unveil the nature of reality. But reality seems always deeper than our feeble minds can comprehend. Can a combined effort of science and spirituality, the two most dominant forces of humanity, help to delve deeper into the reality? This unique dialogue between Dr. T.D. Singh and Sir Roger Penrose; like the well known East-West dialogue between Tagore and Einstein, is a sincere attempt to seek some possible answers to the question of reality. Reflecting on a wide range of topics from consciousness to cosmology and from scientific mystery to mathematical beauty, this dialogue will provide readers with useful insights in their quest for the ultimate reality.

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Seven Nobel Laureates on Science and Spirituality

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This unique book edited by Dr. T. D. Singh consists of two dialogues and five essays. This is a sincere effort to bring so many Nobel Laureates together in one publication discussing Science and Spirituality. These seven esteemed contributors are: (1) Prof. Charles Townes, Nobel Laureate in Physics (2) Prof. Werner Arber, Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine (3) His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Nobel Laureate in Peace (4) Prof. George Wald, Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine (5) Ms. Betty Williams, Nobel Laureate in Peace (6) Prof. B. D. Josephson, Nobel Laureate in Physics (7) Prof. Richard R. Ernst, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. These contemporary thinkers explore the link between science and spirituality in several areas of human concern such as, the role of Science and Religion in the search for the Origin of Life, the study of the nature of Consciousness, understanding the purpose behind the Universe, the role of Faith, and Ethical Challenges. With an Introduction by Dr. T. D. Singh and the invaluable insights of the great thinkers presented in this volume, the book is an invaluable resource for all interested in the emerging field of science and spirituality.

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Tattvajijnasa

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Tattvajijnasa – Scientific and Spiritual Quest for Ultimate Reality

The Magazine was envisioned by Dr. T. D. Singh, the International Director of Bhaktivedanta Institute and the Editor-in-Chief of the same publication. It contains highly thought provoking articles on science and spirituality.

This first issue features the dialogues and articles from leading scientists of the world including
Prof. Alan G. Mac Diarmid, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (2000), and
Prof. William D. Phillips, Nobel Laureate in Physics (1997) and others.

An article by Prof. Jagdish N. Srivastava, CNS Research Professor Emeritus, Colorado State University, USA gives a personal account of how mathematics inspired him to develop a genuine appreciation for spirituality.

Besides, the magazine also includes an article モMan and Machineヤ by the brilliant young computer science research scholars and an enlightening article, モScientific Exploration for God – A Vedantic Perspectiveヤ by Dr. T. D. Singh and Dr. Sudipto Ghosh, IIT Kharagpur.

A special section モAround the campusヤ is dedicated to studentsメ community to facilitate their inquisitive interactions on science and spirituality.

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Thoughts on Synthesis of Science and Religion

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A collection of articles with a foreword by the Dalai Lama and preface by T.D.Singh. Centenary Tributes to Srila Prabhupada, Attempts towards a consciousness-based science, Religious viewpoints for the synthesis, Science and Religion – Future Visions. Each article starts with a little black and white photo of the particular speaker. Biographical index of the contributors, Two glossaries and general index.

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Towards a Culture of Harmony & Peace

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Towards a Culture of Harmony & Peace edited by Dr. T.D. Singh (H.H. Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami) with a foreward by Desmond M. Tutu. Contributions from religious leaders, interfaith participants, scientists, social justice and empowerment workers, etc., including six Nobel Laureates in Peace, three Nobel Laureates in Chemistry, the president and the prime minister of India.