A Cyber Magazine for Those Who Think

Vol 3 Issue 8

Does God Exist?



Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, industrialists and scientists have fantasized about a symbiotic factory setup. Consider two hypothetical factories A & B. Suppose the two factories could be arranged such that the waste product of factory A would serve as a raw material for factory B and the waste product of factory B would serve as a raw material for factory A. Then the factory setup would able to run perpetually with zero expenditure and unlimited profit! However this has always been nothing more than a fantasy. The raw materials in every factory are quite expensive to obtain and the waste products are quite useless and expensive to even dispose off.

Amazingly enough, such a symbiotic factory setup already exists in nature: human respiration & plant photosynthesis. At every moment we human beings breathe in O2 & give out CO2. O2 is life-sustaining & CO2 is life-destroying, if present in excessive quantity. Therefore the human respiration by itself would diminish the supply of O2 & increase CO2 in the atmosphere soon making the atmosphere & the planet inhabitable for human beings and indeed all O2-breathing creatures. But there is a magnificent balance system in nature which exactly takes in the waste product of the human respiration CO2 & gives out the raw material for respiration O2 - plant photosynthesis. Isn?t it remarkable that what the best scientists on the planet could nothing more dream about has already realized by nature? Albert Einstein has remarked, "There are two ways to live life. One is to see nothing as a miracle & other is to see everything as a miracle."


Some people say that nature certainly works remarkably, but its working is automatic & more or less governed by chance. They argue that seeing any divinity or God controlling nature is just a sentimental longing coming from an unscientific mentality. However the word ?automatically? used in this context is somewhat misleading because it doesn?t indicate the absence of a controller, but rather the absence of the knowledge of the controller. When we say that a machine works automatically, what it means is that the machine doesn?t require continuous interaction with the operator. But still there is an operator who activates the machine and monitors its working. Is that the case with nature?

E.g. If you want to have fun with a child, than you might get an automatic toy i.e. either a mechanically or in some other way programmed toy. By staying out of view of the child, you release the toy & it comes moving into the view of the child. Seeing the toy moving automatically, the child becomes astounded and thinks that the toy is working by itself. But you a wise person will never be misled into the conclusion of an inexperienced child. You know that even if the toy is moving automatically, it is programmed by you.

Similarly the magnificent phenomena in nature are not just occurring automatically; they are working under the expert but remote and therefore invisible programming of God. Uninformed people, like the na´ve child, may think that nature is working automatically, but wise people throughout history ? religious and scientific ? have always understood that there is a super-intelligent designer behind nature. Thus it is that the famous physicist Lord Kelvin has remarked, "If you think deeply enough you will be forced by science to believe in God."


The Spiritual Scientist

Investigating Reality from the Higher Dimensional Perspective of Vedic Wisdom
Published by ISKCON Youth Forum (IYF), Pune 
Dedicated to 
His Divine Grace A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada,
The Greatest Spiritual Scientist of the Modern Times
Founder-Acharya: International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)
Magazine Committee:
Radheshyam Das (M Tech IIT, Mumbai), Director, IYF
Chaitanya Charan Das (BE E&TC), Editor, The Spiritual Scientist