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Re: Dealing with Darwin?

Ramanbil_at_aol.com
Date: Fri May 07 1999 - 12:59:41 PDT

Dear Bhagavatas
On the subject of Religion  vis-a-vis Science, I would like to invite your 
attention to Pre-Saranagath issue Vol. 1.004 dated 26th September 1996 in 
which the subject has been dealt with in great detail under "3. From Chapter 
2 of Hinduism Resdiscovered - 2.2 "Religion and Science" 
Please visit:
http://www.srivaishnava.org/sgati
Reproduced below is an exceprt from the above.
Dasoham
Anbil Ramaswamy
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The respective roles of science and Religion may be summarized as follows :

S.No.	
Science (S)	
Religion (R)

1.	
(S) Merely INFORMS you	
(R) Can TRANSFORM you

2.	
(S) DESCRIBES life	
(R) EXPLAINS life

3.	
(S) CATERS to your INTELLECT	
(R) APPEALS to your INTUITION

4.	
(S) UNRAVELS the `WHAT' of things	
(R) REVEALS the `THAT' of things

5.	
(S) By very NATURE has to be SUBJECT to the RATIONAL	
(R) By very PURPOSE has to TRANSCEND the RATIONALE

6.	
(S) EXPLOITS for you the REDUCTIONIST aspect of the universe	
(R) PUTS TOGETHER the HOLISTIC aspect of the universe

7.	
(S) Has made MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS to your MINOR needs	
(R) Has only MINOR EXPECTATIONS for your MAJOR needs

8.	
(S) Is a COLLECTIVE OBLIGATION answerable to the PEERS in society	
(R) Is INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY irrespective of the EXPERTS in society

9.	
(S) TAKES CARE of your MICRO PROBLEMS	
(R) UNDERTAKES to fulfil your MACRO ASPIRATIONS

10.	
(S) MICRO is in our SCIENTIFIC hands	
(R) MACRO is in HIS INVISIBLE hands

11.	
(S) DESCRIBES our RELATIONSHIPS in the OBJECTIVE world	
(R) ADDS MEANING to WHAT is KNOWN and WHAT IS UNKNOWN

12.	
(S) LOOKS for DIFFERENCES among things	
(R) SEEKS for the SAMENESS of divinity in all things as evidence to the glory 
of God.
 
13	
(S) is the knowledge of SECONDARY Causes of CREATED	SKILLS	
(R) is the knowledge of the PRINCIPLES  of UNCREATED Causes.	
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