Mechanistic and Nonmechanistic Science

About the author

Dr. Richard L. Thompson (Sadaputa Dasa) was born in Binghamton, New York in 1947. In 1974 he received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Cornell University, where he specialized in probability theory and statistical mechanics. He has done scientific research in quantum physics, mathematical biology and remote sensing. He has also extensively investigated ancient Indian astronomy, cosmology and spirituality, and developed multimedia expositions on these topics. He is the author of seven books on topics ranging from consciousness to archeology and ancient astronomy. He is an initiated disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), commonly known as the Hare Krishna Movement.

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This work makes a sober, thorough, carefully reasoned, and well-documented case that the prevailing theories of physics and biology have grave shortcomings which can be traced to their reliance on an underlying mechanistic framework.

Dr. Thompson shows how physics is incapable of dealing with the phenomenon of consciousness and how biology is unable to account for the existence of complex living forms. Arguing that valid scientific theory does not have to be mechanistic, Dr. Thompson outlines a nonmechanistic science that would complement mechanistic science and round out the human quest for understanding. Mechanistic and Nonmechanistic Science may well set the stage for the next revolution in scientific thinking.

  • Author:Sadaputa Dasa (Dr. Richard L. Thompson)
  • Published:January 19, 2018
  • Book size:266 pages
  • Formats:Kindle, Paperback