Post Author: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-05-05 05:30:47
Harvard to Investigate Origins of Life August 15, 2005.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.(excerpts) - Harvard University is joining the long-running debate over the theory of evolution by launching a research project to study how life began.
The team of researchers will receive $1 million in funding annually from Harvard over the next few years. Harvard has told the research team to make plans for adding faculty members and a collection of multi million-dollar facilities.
The project begins with an admission that some mysteries about life's origins cannot be explained. The theory of intelligent design says life on earth is too complex to have developed through evolution, implying that a higher power must have had a hand in creation.
"My expectation is that we will be able to reduce this to a very simple series of logical events that could have taken place with no divine intervention," said David R. Liu, a professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard...(cont'd)
Comments by His Holiness Swami Gaurangapada:
My question to them is that if the origin of life is indeed a very simple series of logical events without the hand of God as they claim, then why the admission that some mysteries about life's origin cannot be explained. If it is very simple and logical then why is it so mysterious? The scientists are contradicting themselves. Also if it is so simple, why has it still not been explained after centuries of research?
Many scientists in the past have said "my expectation is this" and "my expectation that", "life has come from a chemical reaction", "science with God is a dogma" etc., but they have not been able to prove any of their statements. They have simply given us post-dated checks. Many scientists have died in the past trying to find out the origin of life and have taken their hollow promises with them leaving others who believed in them totally stranded in ignorance.
Now that so many people and academia are challenging Darwin's theory of evolution, who are we to blame for the years and years of misinformation which we have been taught in the schools and universities in the name of "education"? Darwin cannot be the only person to be blamed for the great wastage of our life's most progressive years in trying to study some myth which is now turning out to be simply a fabrication of one's imagination. When Darwin said, "Man has come from monkey and some (imaginary) dinosaurs", the scientists awarded him the nobel prize for his speculation that our ancestors were monkeys. What a great insult to our race by calling our ancestors as monkeys? But still they rewarded him in return. So how can we trust the promises of the scientists any more about the origin of life? Even if they come out with some new theory, we will not get cheated again unless they can create life in the laboratory from scratch purely from chemicals.
Without including the science of God and soul, all the billions of dollars spent on researching the origin of life are simply a colossal waste of money. It is like trying to maintain and forcibly milk a cow which cannot give any milk. Without the soul, the material chemicals in the body are simply dead matter without any life. They can manipulate the chemicals as much as they want but they will never find the source of life until they accept the existence of the soul.
Someone may say that the transition from ape to man was very gradual so no ape was actually seen by anyone as being transformed into a human. But the point is why has that transition from ape to man stopped now or why are there apes still remaining even now or why is it not verified in the laboratory that the present apes are also gradually changing into humans? If they changed into humans previously, why not now? What is different now from what it was previously?
Anyway, the best and shocking but true answer to this question is to read the book Forbidden Archeology by Drutakarma dasa (Michael Cremo) and Sadaputa dasa (Richard Thompson). Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race by Michael A. Cremo and Richard L. Thompson quickly became a best selling underground classic, with over 200,000 copies sold and translations in more than 13 languages. This massive work spawned waves of resistance and wonder amongst the scientific community, with over 900 pages of well-documented evidences in thousands suggesting that modern man did not evolve from ape man, but instead has co-existed with apes for millions of years! It can be found at forbiddenarcheology.com.