Conferences, Fourth International Conference "SCIENCE AND SCIENTIST – 2016"

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Biology Needs the Help of Philosophy
Bhakti Vijnana Muni, Ph.D.

Date: 2016-08-26 11:30 AM – 12:10 PM
Last modified: 2016-08-17


The 21st century is witnessing a détente between the scientific understanding of Biology and the more philosophical aspects of Life and Reality. The work of James A. Shapiro [1] following the work of Barbara McClintock [2] indicates that intelligence is found necessary to explain the findings of genomic studies. The organisms are able to overcome distress. Mutations are inadequate in explaining cell function as concepts like proof-reading where the cell scans and corrects errors during replication process means that the genome itself is subject to regulation and control by the cell. Therefore these findings lead to a more philosophical position where it can be understood that the being of the cell is more than bunch of chemicals. Life is a fundamental reality as the Vedas have been revealing from time immemorial.

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