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Darwinian theory

From: A. Bharat (kbharat_at_giasbg01.vsnl.net.in)
Date: Sat May 08 1999 - 12:36:38 PDT

Dear Bhagavatottamas,

>From what little I know about it,both the basic
concepts of the Darwinian Theory go against the
concepts of Vedanta.

1."Evolution" in both its meanings of "species evolving
out of one another in a series" and "things getting better
at each stage" is not acceptable.

In our view Satya Yuga comes first
and there is steady physical and moral deterioration
until we reach the rockbottom at the end of Kali Yuga
and logically enough there has to be chaos.

Further our concept is one of "Simultaneous Creation"
<yugapat-srishti> which is one of the basic arguments
used by EmberumAnAr in SrI-BhAshya
for defeating the TArkika theory of "anumAna" as the
mode of proving the existence of  God.

2.Secondly the concept of "Natural Selection" would be
absurd for VedAntins; Nature being inert cannot perform
the function of selection which can only be done by a
sentient intelligent being.

As G.K.Chesterton remarks,scientists ascribe all the
charactristics of God to Nature in order to escape
accepting the concept of God!

EmberumAnAr TiruvaDigaLE SaraNam!
adiyen
BHARAT