Science Education in ISKCON

Alachua - Summer, 1994 / (047)

Thompson discusses a proposal for a science curriculum intended for an educational system sympathetic to the Vedic tradition. After briefly summarizing historical considerations involving the apparent conflict between science and religion, Thompson concludes that science may not be as intellectually comprehensive as sometimes proposed in simplistic popular accounts. He suggests that the label “true believer” commonly attached to religious thinkers can be applied just as readably to a variety of atheistic attitudes that often hide behind professional science. Thompson then outlines a program of study that can help avoid this dogmatic trap.