Origins Magazine: Higher Dimensions in 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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In this magazine the authors present a nontechnical review of current scientific theories of the origin of the universe, the origin of living organisms, and the nature of the conscious self.

The basic finding is that the reductionistic worldview of modern science is by no means solidly established; the authors therefore outline an alternative view in which the world is understood to be only partially quantifiable and in which both purpose and spiritual qualities are granted existence.

Chapter titles include:

Cosmology: Big Questions about the Big Bang
Psychology: The Mystery of Consciousness
Biology: Life from Chemicals: Fact or Fantasy
Evolution Theory: A New Look at Evolution
Paleontology: The Record of the Rocks
Philosophy of Science: Higher Dimensional Science

  • Author:Sadaputa Dasa (Dr. Richard L. Thompson)
  • Published:December 1, 1984
  • Book size:64 pages
  • Formats:Paperback