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How We Devalue Scripture How We Devalue Science – Chaitanya Charan on Wisdom of the Sages podcast
Why does Ayurveda prescribe medicines with non-veg ingredients when meat is forbidden in Vedic culture?
Does science come from spirituality or is it made by man?
Why is scientific knowledge like gravity not present in scripture?
Why atheism requires more faith than theism – MORE acronym
The Convergence of Technology, Psychology and Spirituality
Can near-death experiences be induced in everyone so they can be become repeatable experimental evidence?
Can ghosts be seen with gross eyes, as is sometimes reported after tsunamis?
Is the difference in consciousness between humans and animals because of brain complexity?
Is faith a cognitive function like memory or motivation or mood – can it be altered by neurochemical processes?
Would a Prabhupada-bot, an artificial intelligence system that knows all of Prabhupada’s works, be equivalent to him or his books?
If genetically modified bacteria could clean the polluted Yamuna river, is that technology still bad?
How can I see spiritually my scientific research for solving serious problems such as incurable diseases?
Are science and religion in conflict with each other?
Science, Spirituality and Wellness – Existence, Emotions and Ethics
Can science free us from the evils of religion, as atheists argue?
Are religious people intellectually lazy and atheists more intellectually responsible?
Is the world like a programmed algorithm of numbers?
Is everything insentient in the universe deterministic?
How can we explain UFOs?
How is atheism self-refuting?
Did Krishna create the universe through the big bang or without it?
How science and spirituality go together
How science points to spirituality
What is spirituality and why we need it
What science can provide – and what it can’t
Will God be understood by science in future?
Has neuroscience shown that there is no inner seer?
Science & Spirituality – Why psychiatry can’t replace spirituality
Will future scientific progress explain consciousness and spirituality in mathematical terms?
Teaching evolution in schools: what science explains and what explains science
Is Reincarnation for Real – Evaluating the Evidence
With artificial intelligence advancing rapidly, what will differentiate humans from future machines?
In the computer metaphor for explaining the self, comparing the soul with the user mixes the inanimate with the animate – isn’t it better to compare consciousness with electricity?
Is God an invention or a discovery?
The driver controls the car, but the soul doesn’t directly control the body – can you explain?
What is the relationship between science and atheism?
Is criticizing science necessary for sharing Krishna-bhakti?
Is hypnotic regression to past lives for real?
Science, Spirituality & Self-improvement
Do scientific theories disprove spiritual truths?
Is spiritual science a valid branch of science?
My journey from material science to spiritual science – QA session
Are we omnivores who need to eat animals to maintain the food chain?
Love may be unscientific, but is it unreal?
Is anger reduced by becoming spiritual or by developing the brain’s frontal lobe that is associated with controlling emotions?
Can there be something called spiritual science?
Scientists are often aesthetic people and religion has often caused persecution and violence – how to understand?
Talk show – Virtual Reality and Spirituality
Do theists attribute to God things that are not explainable within our frame of reference?
Can we logically prove God’s existence – Backward and forward reasoning
Understanding consciousness and its four levels – Jagruti, Svapna, Sushupti and Turya
Why doesn’t mainstream science accept the evidence for past-life memories?
Is the self located in the brain?
Why can’t science measure love?
What is consciousness – why does science have difficulty in understanding it?
Why can’t scientists understand that our identity is spiritual?
Do we have free will?
Does scientific advancement make life seem pointless – why?
Are people who have out-of-body experiences out of their mind?
How sound is the scientific evidence of past-life memories?
Who are we – how can we understand the Gita’s answer from a scientific perspective?
What can we resist temptation?
How does the three-level model of the self explain near death experiences?
How does the three-level model of the self explain past-life memories?
When we perceive internally, how can we differentiate between the mind and the soul?
Who experiences love – brain, mind or soul?
How does the three-level model of the self reconcile science and spirituality?
Is there any proof for God’s existence?
As science fiction movies show robots with emotions, can’t scientific progress imbue robots with consciousness?
Is there proof of reincarnation from animal body to human body?
Adulation, distortion and denigration differentiate scientism from science
How can we explain tangibly what consciousness is?
When our consciousness goes up and down regularly, how is consciousness irreducible?
Different brain areas are activated when we have different emotions – doesn’t that show consciousness comes from the brain?
In past-life memories cases, how do wounds on the previous body manifest as birth marks on the next body?
Reincarnation – From Romance to Research
Does the default setting come from the mind or the brain?
Can we say that the brain processes various energies and one kind of energy processing leads to consciousness?
When some people remember their past lives, where are those memories stored?
What is the role of science in Krishna consciousness?
Ghosts, Spirits & Reincarnation – Understanding how the invisible affects the visible
In past life memories, might the investigators be committing frauds?
What is the concept of a soulmate?
What happens to children who remember their past lives after they grow up?
Can children be trained to remember their past lives?
How can we see virtual reality in terms of spiritual philosophy?
Behind the book – Interview with Chaitanya Charan, author of “Demystifying Reincarnation”
Are past-life memories frauds? – Analysis with the case study of a Muslim-to-Hindu reincarnation
Demystifying Reincarnation – Chaitanya Charan’s latest book is now available on amazon.com
How does telepathy occur?
Can the mind travel out of the body?
Reincarnation Research – Science, Pseudo-Science & Scientism
Reincarnation and the human quest for self-understanding
Light to see the world – Science, Spirituality and Life’s Big Questions
Do microbes forming on rocks demonstrate that life comes from matter?
Can future scientific advancement detect the existence of God?
What comprises science – what are the boundaries that define science?
Gita 09.14 The claim – religion is an agreeable illusion – is atheists’ agreeable illusion
Gita 16.09 Developing better HD streaming may be individually meaningful but consuming what is streamed is hardly ever so
When science and spirituality never meet, how can they be reconciled?
Is research in reincarnation still going on?
Is reincarnation for real?
If science can’t answer some questions, why is everyone progressing along scientific lines?
Science can’t address God’s existence and spirituality can’t prove it – how then can science and spirituality be reconciled?
When mood swings are caused by hormonal changes, how can we control our moods by our determination?
Gita 15.10 The scientific torchlight shows matter clearly, consciousness hazily and God not at all
Have we humans thought up an anxiety-relieving entity God because we suffer more anxiety than animals?
How can we scientifically explain reincarnation?
Is there a scientific explanation of the benefits of eating prasad?
Can we scientifically prove the validity of scriptures?
What is the best way to present scriptural wisdom to scientists?
Just as a child learns by growth, can’t machines develop human features by technological growth?
5 reflections for reconciling science and scripture
Consciousness – our under-used inner power
Spirituality in the age of Science (Science – Modern)
Is the universe heliocentric or geocentric?
Spirituality in the age of science – The hard problem of consciousness
How can Vedic concepts be explained in scientific terms?
We use only 10% of the brain – what does this mean?
Are the mind and the brain interchangeable?
Is all the archaeological evidence wrong – did cavemen not exist?
Are scripture and evolution contradictory?
How can we reconcile contradictions between knowledge from science and knowledge from scripture?
Shouldn’t modern science be renamed as so-called science?
The more scientific people become, the more atheistic they become – is this true?
Analyzing Near Death Experiences – Has the white crow been spotted?
When the mind is like software, then how can pills for treating the hardware – the brain – cure mental problems?
How can I do PhD in science without getting carried away by it?
Paranormal phenomena and spirituality
Is there any relationship between telepathy and spirituality?
What was the technology of the pollution-free Pushpaka vimana?
Is a devotee teacher cheating students by teaching them scientific theories about creation?
Can’t future science explain consciousness?
How do medically dead people sometimes return to life?
What is the difference between near-death experience, out-of-body experience and after-death experience?
How does the Placebo effect work?
When artificial intelligence becomes as good as our intelligence, what will our purpose be?
Is there any evidence that chanting or bhakti-yoga decreases stress?
Diwali meditation on Science and spirituality
Near death experiences demystified
QA on Science & Religion at Cambridge University
How does scripture explain evolution?
Are scientific claims of journey to other planets compatible with scripture?
Are there any evidences that consciousness is extra-cerebral?
Science vs Religion – Talk & QA
What near death experiences mean for all of us
Does science offer real knowledge – can we live today without scientific knowledge?
Why do scientists criticize spirituality and spiritualists criticize science?
Spirituality in an age of science – Maximizing human potential
Spirituality in an age of science – Managing the messy mind
According to science, did everything come from nothing or from a singularity?
Is meat an essential source of proteins?
Are we taking a cow’s blood in the form of her milk?
Near-death Experiences – The evidence and the implication
Spirituality – A higher-dimensional science
Just as scientific truths are proven, can spiritual truths be proven?
How does scientific curiosity lead to theories like Darwinian evolution?
God did it – is this scripture’s only explanation for all material phenomena?
Are a laptop and a rainbow both brain signals and are so equally real?
Does matter acquire form only when there is observing consciousness?
How can we reconcile the Vedic geocentric and scientific heliocentric models of the universe?
How many dimensions actually exist?
Are we on the real earth or on a projection of the earth?
Does Rahu cover the sun to cause eclipses?
Are scientists hiding the secrets behind their inventions?
Science and spirituality are harmonizable
The pointlessness of atheism
Near Death Experiences – Where science points to spirituality
How authentic are the Dwarka arcahaeological findings about Krishna?
Why does science treat mental problems medically, not spiritually?
If our feelings come from the soul, how does brain chemical deficiency cause depression?
Is the spiritual an energy like material energies such as thermal or electrical energies?
How do laws of nature invalidate design – don’t laws require a designer?
When scientists criticize intelligent design, how can we establish that God is the explanation for explainability?
When the Paramatma is present everywhere, how is he undivided?
Does the sequence of the Dashavatars reflect the theory of evolution?
Spirituality in the Age of Science
What is the scientific evidence for incarnations other than Krishna?
Reincarnation 3 – Five intuitive contemplations for self-discovery
Reincarnation 2 – Europe’s incredible delusion – we have only one life
Reincarnation 1 – Preview of scientific, historical and philosophical analysis
Are we apes because theres only 2% difference genetically between us and apes?
Can science by its progress gain spiritual knowledge?
Did man go to the moon or not?
What is our approach to the theory of evolution?
Does a science student need to give up all faith in science for practicing bhakti?
Does God play dice with the universe?
If science just uses pre-existing mechanisms how does that apply to computer codes and programs?
Does scripture have mathematical equation for relativity?
Do the Vedas already contain a Theory of Everything?
Hasn’t Stephen Hawking already come up with a Theory of Everything?
Can’t scientists experiment about origins using Large Hadron Collider?
Is science not needed to help people see the truth of Vedas as people want practical proofs that science can offer?
Science proves its faith as factual by experiment – so isn’t it a preferable way of gaining knowledge?
How do we reconcile science and spirituality when they are contradictory?
Will accepting reincarnation make people more lazy or more responsible?
Can an OBE be repeated and experimented upon?
Are there any scientifically verified cases of past-life memories?
Are there any NDEs that conclusively prove the existence of the soul?
How do we counter the explanation of NDEs as mind-body split?
What are the proofs for reincarnation accepted by mainstream scientists?
Cant past-life memories be coincidences among the earth’s eight billion people’s stories?
Gravity doesn’t make people fall in love
An equation represents a thought of God
How does Schrodinger’s cat paradox point to consciousness’ reality?
Does the improbability of extra-terrestrial life support more the Christian conception of God than the Vedic conception?
Don’t just sharpen the axe – reform the axe-holder
Don’t mistake the assumption to be the conclusion
Claiming the assumption to be the conclusion is deception
What are phantom limbs – how do they prove the soul’s existence?
Why do you call your site spiritualscientist when there’s not much scientific content?
How is Krishna consciousness a science?
Can science never prove the existence of God?
Why can’t we remember our past lives?
Don’t reduce all thinking to logical thinking
If all equations including those of quantum physics are thoughts of God, why does quantum physics not make sense?
Exploring various possible relationships between science and spirituality
Can the conspiracy theory about the moon landing be used to refute the moon mission claims
How do we understand the Puranic statements about the distances of earth moon and sun?
Are Chandraloka and the moon same or different?
How science and spirituality can be harmonized
If quantum physics is incomprehensible how does it work?
How does atheism lead to abolition of our free will?
Scientism fosters not respect for science, but disrespect for humanity
Scientism makes it impossible for us to be scientific
What does Einstein’s metaphor about science and religion mean?
Is science based on rational faith and religion on irrational faith?
Does religion require faith from start to end whereas science requires faith only occasionally?
Are science and spirituality at war with each other?
Is belief in God like belief in a cosmic teapot – undisprovable yet unreasonable?
When there are so many cases of past life memories, why don’t we find some people remembering their experience in heaven, hell or as animals?
Why are all forms of science not equally authoritative – why is evoluion less reliable than gravity when its all science?
Do the Anthropic Principle and the multiverse theory make the design argument redundant?
Does the M-theory do away with the need for God, as Stephen Hawking claims in The Grand Design?
How do we respond when prominent scientists like Stephen Hawking write books propounding atheism?
Is belief in God a virus of the mind, as atheists claim?
Scientism is self-contradictory
How do we respond to scientistic fanatics who deny even emotions like happiness?
When science explains planetary motion through gravity, why do we need God to explain it?
When the design argument is so logical, why don’t most people and most scientists accept God’s existence?
Is God improbable because he has to be more complex than his creation and complex things have very low probability of emerging?
Revelation is the complement, not the replacement, of reason (Countering Scientism 1)
Is it ok to have belief in belief instead of belief in God?
Won’t the progress of science make the God-of-the-gaps redundant?
Does bringing God into science stop progress as does attributing plague to evil spirits?
Isn’t it better to be satisfied with the beauty of the garden without imagining a fairy at its bottom?
Is terminal restlessness caused by fear of Yamadutas?
Is the soul present all over the body or in a specific place like the heart?
If people in Dwapara Yuga were ten times bigger, why don’t we see such fossils?
How can we understand scientific concepts like space and time from the Vedic perspective?
Are spiritualists seeking a soul driving the brain like illiterates seeking a horse driving a car?
What does sound travels to ether mean when science says ether doesn’t exist?
Why do devotees quote as authorities scientists who belong to Christian-funded institutes?
When devotee-scientists’ books are criticized by mainstream scientists can we quote them as scientific evidence for KC?
Do instincts come from genes or from the Supersoul’s guidance?
What is the relationship between the moon and Chandraloka?
What is the meaning of the higher dimensional perspective in understanding whether man went to the moon or not?
Isn’t it superstitious to believe in black magic?
Does telepathy really happen? If yes, how?
Does the Dashavatara conception – with aquatics in the start, semi-humans in the middle and humans in the end – support the theory of evolution?
Who has the proof or knowledge that incredibly well-designed natural crystals, the natural arches, or even complicated biological things were designed by someone ‘intelligent’?
Can a scientist who accepts evolution practice Krishna consciousness?
Can science be spiritual? Can spirituality be scientific?
QA on Science and Scripture 3
QA on Science and Scripture 2
QA on Science and Scripture 1
Is obesity a medical problem or a behavioral problem?
Is science never wrong because it is objective and is religion subjective?
Is the subtle body being material destroyed by the power of time, as is the gross body?
Please explain the four levels of consciousness
When some organisms reproduce asexually doesnt this falsify Prabhupadas argument that mother nature cant produce offspring without the father God?
What do you imply when you say that the heaven is not above the earth in a simplistic geographical sense?
With technology we can predict and prepare for natural disasters and save people, something that we couldn’t do in the past. So how can it be said that we are progressing in the wrong direction?
Scientists talk about end of the earth. Is such a thing true?
What is the deep meaning of philosophy? It cannot be ultimate as scientist give ultimate in mathematical formulae and experiments.
Science says that universe contracts and expands but how… when Mahavishnu takes breath only one time in million years?
How can we say our spiritual experiences are not just chemical reactions?
Is the relationship between Krishna and the soul like that between two quantum entangled particles?
When Hiranyaksha caused the earth to sink where did people live at that time?
How can the daughters of Daksha produce progeny of species different from their own?
What exactly does the random number generator experiment prove – does it demonstrate the power of prayer?
What is the logical basis for inferring the existence of the subtle body?
Isn’t science better than religion because science is objective whereas religion is subjective?
When bows-arrows are more cumbersome than machine guns why did the advanced technology of the past use primitive weapons?
If genes dont determine our behavior then why are some features of our behavior similar to our parents?
Has science debunked the four elements called fire, air, water, earth and ether?
Are scientists like people who refuse a readymade meal and want to cook a meal themselves?
Can spirit produce shadow? Can light pass through spirit?
What was the technology used in the Pushpaka vimana described in the Ramayana?
Do animals act by instinct or they have intelligence also?
How do we respond to atheists who refer to god as a magician?
Was the concept of sun-god invented by ancient people who didnt know about solar flares?
Is stating that god has created the universe like saying a magic fairy moves a car piston?
Do higher dimensions in scriptures refer to higher spatial dimensions or higher levels of consciousness?
Why are most past life memories found in children of families who already believe in reincarnation?
What does the statement that “protons and neutrons are the effects of the Paramatma feature” mean?
How do we understand Prabhupada’s statement that planets float because of air not gravity?
How can we reconcile scientific and spiritual knowledge?
Can neuroscience make people happy, thereby making spirituality unnecessary?
If scientific theories are incorrect how do the scientific inventions work?
Does the multiverse theory disprove the existence of God?
When Krishna doesnt need to discover anything, as do scientists, is it right to call him the supreme scientist?
How do we respond to atheists who say that we have no proof for heaven?
How do we respond to atheists who say nature has no space for god?
When all the other elements have specific locations why not ether?
How do we reconcile the Vedic idea that the sun moves around the earth with the scientific idea that the earth moves around the sun?
How do we respond to skeptics’ claims that NDEs are products of culturally conditioned imagination?
Is time material or spiritual? Does it exist in the spiritual world? What is its role in creation?
Has science debunked Indra?
When scriptural truths are branded by scientists ‘pseudoscience’, how do rationalistic people put faith on them?
Is the scientific claim that jellyfish are immortal true?
Should spiritualists be afraid that scientific research may disprove their faith?
Is the mind a special material element to which material laws dont apply?
Is there any logical or empirical support for the idea of higher worlds and higher beings talked about in Vedic literature?
What is a wormhole and how is it connected with mystic siddhis?
What exactly does Arjuna encountering higher realms while going north refer to?
As apara vidya and avidya can both be used without reference to God what is the essential difference between them?
Is the term higher dimensions that you use to explain Vedic cosmology used in the Vedic scriptures?
When will the higher realities described in the Vedic scriptures become perceptions for a seeker?
Is that star “Alpha Centuri” that is 4.3 light years away (according to modern cosmology) in this universe or another universe according to Vedic cosmology?
If we can never understand Vedic cosmology what is the need of studying it?
How do we answer atheists who say that the order that we see in the universe is only apparent and actually the entropy principle ensures that disorder keeps increasing?
What is the Vedic perspective on a Harvard neurosurgeon’s vision of heaven during a near-death experience?
Role of Vedic cosmology in the Bhagavatam, Gaudiya Tradition and ISKCON
What is the one scientific discovery that can prove or disprove the Vedic view of the universe?
Why are there fossils of dinosaurs but not of Rakshasas?
Understanding the difference between science and scientism
Why does ISKCON criticize technology?
Technocentric World – Paradise or Hell?
Do scientific theories like the inflationary theory explain the origin of the universe?
What is the connection between quantum physics and spirituality?
Is the big bang theory contradictory to or harmonious with the Vedic account of creation?
During heart transplants does the soul remain the same or does a different soul come into the body with the new heart?
Why do many scientists propose an illogical concept like “something comes out of nothing?”
How Creation Occurs – parts I & II
In Siamese twins who have a common heart, is there one soul or two souls?
Do unicellular organisms have souls? Which species do they belong to?
From the god particle to the godly particle
When does the soul enter into the picture during cloning?
How can we reconcile the Bhagavatam description that worms bite the infant in the womb with the scientific knowledge that there are not even bacteria in the amniotic fluid?
Does the discovery of the God particle disprove the existence of God?
If knowledge from the senses is imperfect, how do scientific applications work?
In the God particle we trust (?) – Understanding the Collisions, Emissions & Omissions
Reductionism and Pantheism refuted
Krishna Consciousness- The ultimate technology S.B 1.7.30
Why matter matters; Soul-Body interaction
Understanding Vedic Cosmology
Is there really such a thing as evil glance (nazar lagna)?
What is the science behind snake-charming mantras controlling snakes?
Should devotees consult astrologers to ward off negative influences?
What exactly are the stars?
Is there any explanation for Bermuda Triangle in the scriptures?
How are material time and spiritual time related to the fall of the jiva as given in Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s Bhaktyaloka?
Does the soul go out of the body during out-of-body experiences?
The Mystery of Reincarnation
How does hynotic regression provide evidence for reincarnation?
How can one logically prove the presence of God?
Is the body like a machine or not?
How can material senses perceive something spiritual?
Is seeing believing?
Why does the bodily energy during sleep?
Why is Sanskrit considered suitable for computer usage? Why are many Sanskrit books ambiguous?
The Sound beyond Silence
Science – “Two ” Short to Rope the Universe
Is Vedic cosmology verifiable and relevant today?
Humanity – A Burden?
SQ – Your Ultimate Intelligence
What exactly is the heart?
I find Vedic cosmology difficult to believe. What should i do?
How do we understand the count of 400,000 human species when the human population is much greater?
Do aliens really exist?
Science and Spirituality
When we have microscopes that can see sizes less that 1/10,000 , then how do we understand the statement that the soul can’t be seen through the most powerful microscope?
Is the earth floating in water?
If consciousness comes from the soul, how does anesthesia make us lose consciousness?
Does every cell have a soul?
Should a devotee consult Vaastu shastra?
Has science disproved the Bhagavad-gita – does consciousness come from the brain, not the soul?
Do all sperms have soul?
Advanced Astronomy In the Shrimad-Bhagavatam
Where Technology Falls Short
Is Something Missing in Modern Education?
Happy New Year
How Everything Began
Artificial Rains – Imaginary Gains, Real Pains
When Monkeys Start Typing
Made Just For You
The Symbiotic Factory
Think Before You Eat
Made For Each Other
The Respiritualization Of Science
A Science Of Values
Does genetics disprove reincarnation?
Synthesis of Science and Spirituality
Can Science Discover Spirituality?
What is wrong with creating life?
What is the Vedic perspective on the creation of artificial life?
Is the sun closer to the earth than the moon?
Are eclipses caused by Rahu?
Where Technology Falls Short…
Why waste time in uttering a mantra repeatedly?
What is the role of logic on the spiritual path?
Are Near-Death Experiences (NDEs) hallucinations?
Is there any scientific proof for the existence of the soul?
What is the source of consciousness: the brain or the soul?
Can robots be conscious?
Don’t neuronal correlates of consciousness disprove the soul theory?
If consciousness comes from the soul, then why do brain states affect consciousness?
Isn’t fasting self-torture?
Isn’t scientific knowledge preferable to spiritual knowledge because it doesn’t depend on faith?
Can science by its future progress discover spiritual truths?
Why discuss unscientific things like God, soul and rebirth in this scientific age?
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