One of Srila Prabhupada’s most important steps in developing ISKCON was the creation of the Bhaktivedanta Institute, the scientific arm of his preaching strategy, which would present Vedic wisdom in the light of modern science, and defeat the prominence of mechanistic and atheistic concepts. At around the same time, the Intelligent Design movement, comprised of scientists and philosophers dissatisfied with unproven theories of a random creation and evolution, was also seeing its modern beginnings.
In ‘The Origin of Intelligent Design’, Discovery Institute writer Jonathan Witt says:
“In reality, the idea of intelligent design reaches back to Socrates and Plato, and the term ‘intelligent design’ as an alternative to ‘blind evolution’ was used as early as 1897. More recently, discoveries in physics, astronomy, information theory, biochemistry, genetics, and related disciplines during the past several decades provided the impetus for scientists and philosophers of science to develop modern design theory.”
While modern science has developed into its own dogmatic set of unquestionable principles and so-called axiomatic truths, religion and science are actually inseparable, Krishna being the supreme scientist and intelligent designer behind everything. And Srila Prabhupada always spoke of Krishna consciousness and Vedic wisdom as scientific in their own right.
Part of Srila Prabhupada’s vision of The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium was to fight against the force of ignorance and illusion in the guise of modern atheistic science, and its absolute hold on the consciousness of the majority of the world population. The Intelligent Design Movement is an ally in this effort, and we are happy to present a collection of videos produced by some of the best minds from that group of thinkers.
Visit the Intelligent Design Videos page on the TOVP website for some inspiring and eye-opening presentations on the subjects of evolution, Darwinism, creationism, cosmology and much more.
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