“Chaos vs Cosmos” (SB 3.9.16)

Alachua - September 1, 1995 / (079)

The Bhagavata Purana’s portrayal of the “tree of cosmic manifestation” implies a guiding force behind creation and maintenance. Thompson points out that in contrast, contemporary science idealizes a mechanistic approach that examines the natural world in terms of chance events. Rather than higher-order reason, chaos is considered the ultimate cause in an accidental cosmos.