"Vedic Origin of Species" (SB 3.13.4)

San Diego - August 14, 1991 / (021)

Thompson considers an alternative model to contemporary Darwinian theory drawn from the Vedic tradition. Thompson presents what he calls the “Bija Model,” and describes bijas (seeds) as information packets embedded within the creative energy. He suggests that the bija concept offers comparisons to the modern idea of genes, both being subtle mechanisms capable of generating biological diversity.