SV: creation of human kind
bmisra at FAS.HARVARD.EDU
Wed Dec 23 04:40:38 UTC 1998
Taittiriya Upanisad has a faithful rendition of cosmology
including the evolution. Srimad Bhagavatam takes it somewhat
further. I don't know the exact dates of these two
compositions. Others may help.
On Wed, 23 Dec 1998, DEVARAKONDA VENKATA NARAYANA SARMA wrote:
> No less person than J.B.S.Haldane has said that the
> dazAvatArA of Hindus is very good guess of theory of evolution.
> At 06:48 PM 12/22/98 +0100, you wrote:
> >[Lars Martin Fosse]
> >No early religion or scripture suggest a theory of evolution similar to
> >Darwin. As for God's actions, scripture does not contradict Darwin as long
> >as it does not suggest a creative method or procedure that is different
> >from the one suggested by Darwin. In principle, God may be behind
> >evolution. But strictly speaking, scientific models do not include God.
> >They only deal with what can be studied systematically and explained in
> >natural terms. God is beyond the reach of science, which can neither prove
> >nor disprove his existence.
> >Best regards,
> >Lars Martin Fosse
> >Dr. art. Lars Martin Fosse
> >Haugerudvn. 76, Leil. 114,
> >0674 Oslo
> >Phone: +47 22 32 12 19
> >Fax: +47 22 32 12 19
> >Email: lmfosse at online.no
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