Address

World Peace Dome

VishwaRaj baug, Loni Kalbhor, Solapur Highway, Near Bharat Petrol Pump , Loni Kalbhor Railway station, Pune - 412201

Maharashtra​

www.worldpeacedome.org

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SESSION EXCERPTS
SESSION IV - 3 OCT 2019
Can science and religion be reconciled? What are the main obstacles? Scientific? Religious?

Prof Dr Ramesh Chandra Sinha

Thursday

9.30 am to 11.00 am

The learned speaker started by stating that science and religion are indeed compatible since they try and offer explanations for more or less the same questions. Nonetheless the problem, between their complete compatibility, does not stem from science but from religion. And by religion, the speaker meant organized religion. He further states that technology and Indian culture are completely compatible and he proves so via deductive reasoning and logic by assigning specific definitions to certain terms such as technology, technical methodology, science, culture, religion and then showing their interconnection.

Dr. Bernie Meyer (American Gandhi)

Thursday

9.30 am to 11.00 am

The learned doctor started by stating the concepts of Gandhian philosophy that is applicable to the present discussion. He states that the core of both science and religion is a pursuit of truth and thus compatible with Gandhian values as long as these institutions are nor corrupted by personal agendas.

Shri Firoz Bhakt Ahmed

Thursday

9.30 am to 11.00 am

The speaker started by thanking the Karad family for their numerous pursuits for world peace as well as for this conference. He then states that he believes that science and religion are indeed compatible and that they are already united. He agrees with the first speaker that only religious apologists and scientific chauvinists are the only people who come in the way. He then stresses on the spiritual aspect of life through a couple of anecdotes that he related. He also believes that where science stops, yoga begins since he believes it is a complete blend of religions, science, philosophy and spirituality.

Dr. Pankaj Manubhai Shah

Thursday

9.30 am to 11.00 am

The speaker praised the world peace dome and declares it to be a pilgrimage point for those wishing for world peace. He then states that the present discussion can only be conclusively answered to by considering which time period one is considering, which subjectivity one is choosing and which definitions one is adhering to. Within these three stipulated entities and their various interactions we have multiple definitions of religion and science appearing with certain definitions which are almost synonymous and certain definitions which serve almost as antonyms of each other.

Dr Satyanarayan Sahu

Thursday

9.30 am to 11.00 am

The speaker started by quoting examples where science interpreted religion for its own understanding and purposes like at the CERN headquarters which houses a huge Nataraja statue. Scientists understood the circle in which Nataraja is standing to mean zero with Nataraja in his dance posture representing the infinite in the universe. In such a manner they understood the complementary relation between zero and infinity. Moreover the speaker believes that the Hindu religion is an excellent religion which imbibes and translates the truth of sciences within its own Meta understandings. He believes religion tempered by the observations of science is the way to the future.

Prof Dr Subhash Sharma

Thursday

9.30 am to 11.00 am

The speaker spoke of the deep interrelation between science and religion due to their shared aim of knowledge procurement. But he also stresses on them being fundamentally different at the same time. They are more colloidal in their interaction and then he stresses that the East is procuring knowledge through inner learning aka religion while the West is procuring knowledge through outer learning aka science. But these two need to complement each other in order to gain complete knowledge. He understand science and religion to be opposite spectrum of a quantum bridge.

Dr Ved Pratap Vaidik

Thursday

9.30 am to 11.00 am

The learned speaker started by stating that there is a massive divide between religion and science. He went on to state the numerous scientists which have been killed by religious institutions. He then states that Indian scientists were never killed and they were deeply religious individuals. Thus there is no difference between ‘Dharma’ and ‘Science;, but there is a massive difference between ‘religion’ and ‘science’. He then states that while religion divides, science unites. He quotes logical and rational examples for this. He believes science is the way forward and that religion is not a very useful tool in this day and age. He stresses that religion suffers from numerous interpretations while science has a singular interpretation

Dr Alex Hankey

Thursday

9.30 am to 11.00 am

The learned speaker started by stating that both are states of consciousness and its derivatives. He states that science and its observations into key religious thoughts and ideals reveal the veracity of those religious texts and thought processes. As science uses external observation, religion uses internal observation and the two correlate if viewed in a conducive way