Bangalore University's
Frontiers in Life Sciences


Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Institute's
Fourth International Conference

August 26, 2016 — August 27, 2016
Prof. K. V. Gowda Memorial Auditorium, Bangalore University
Conference Program & Presentations Updated

Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D.

Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D.

Science is the body of Man's knowledge and understanding of the natural and social world derived by following a systematic methodology based on evidence. As a body of knowledge, it exists, but not as a mechanical body that can be analyzed in terms of physics and chemistry. Rather, physics and chemistry are subsets of Scientific knowledge that are products of Science. In turn, Science is the product of the rational activity of Scientists. It is the peculiar perversion of modern materialistic science to think they can invert this natural sequence.

But the enthusiasm to explain biological life in terms of physics and chemistry has led mechanistic science to a threshold, beyond which it has not been able to cross. The phenomenon of life has proven itself to be inaccessible to mere physical and chemical scientific explanation, despite the most strenuous efforts of thousands of scientists worldwide. (Read on...)


Science of Spiritual Biology

  1. Cognitive Biology
  2. Self-Determination and Freewill
  3. Body, Mind and Consciousness
  4. Understanding Biodiversity from 21st Century Biology
  5. Vedantic View of 'Life and Its Origin'
    Scientific Critique of Life Science
  1. Difference Between Organism and Machine
  2. Failure of Genetic Determinism - Life Beyond Genes
  3. Lessons from Hard and Easy Problems of Consciousness
  4. Objective vs. Subjective Evolution
  5. Why Biology is Beyond Physical Sciences?
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