Science, Religion and the quest
This book is a scientific analysis of religion, spiritualism, life, death, afterlife and faith based on multidiciplinary approach involving evolutionary biology, microbiology, physiology, neurology, sociology, history, physics, geology and fringe science. It deals with evolution of universe, life, modern man and his socio-political transformation accompanied by intellectual development. Somewhere along the course, came the concept of gods as a response to fear; and the important deities worshipped by people of 10 ancient civilization along with their roles and interrelationships have been described accompanied by analytical commentaries on the rationale and its relationship with God; analysis of 13 living religions with reference to historical background, philosophy moral precepts, rituals, sects, etc. and commonalities amongst them. This is followed by an analysis of with quantum mechanics and fringe science. The book goes further to look into the various scientific and philosophical theories of evolution and also the scientific theories of prayers and Mantras as well as the rationale behind the deification of fire, cow etc. Then follows a discussion of the life, death, afterlife and Karma with the help of theories of relativity, chaos, tachyons and helography. Finally the power of fear and faith and the indispensability of conscious faith in something or other have been emphasized.
Kaulir Kisor Chatterjee (b.1944) had his school and early college education in Barddhaman, West Bengal. He studied Applied Geology in Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad for his post graduate and Ph.D. degrees. He served in the Indian Bureau of Mines for over 3 decades and retired in early 2004, as Chief Mineral Economist. Postretirement, he has occupied himself mostly with writing, teaching and lecturing in various institutions of repute in India on the subject of mineral economics. Besides 50 technical papers, he has authored 9 books. He has worked in various Government commitees and expert groups and was involved in organization of national mineral Inventory; UN Framework Classification system of mineral resource; rationalization of the mineral taxation, royalty and mineral legislation framework in India. He has been examiner and member of selection boards of UPSC, India and is also a recognized guide of the Nagpur University and Indian School of Mines for doctoral research. His resume has been included in the Marquis Who Is Who of the World and in the 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, Cambridge.
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