The items in this section represent contributions to the Bhaktivedanta Institute by Richard Thompson, also known by his devotional name, Sadaputa Dasa. Especially in the early days, Thompson collaborated on a number of projects with the Institutes founding director, T. D. Singh, as well others later on. Presentations on this list were given both at official Bhaktivedanta Institute conferences and symposiums, as well as formal academic conferences with cross-disciplinary interests in Indic studies. In addition, there are essays published in peer reviewed journals exploring academic and scientific concerns.

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(1977). What is Matter and What is Life?, Bhaktivedanta Institute Monograph Series Number 1

(1977). Demonstration by Information Theory that Life Cannot Arise from Matter, Bhaktivedanta Institute Monograph Series Number 2

(1977). Consciousness and the Laws of Nature, Bhaktivedanta Institute Monograph Series Number 3

(1979). "The Nature of Biological Form," Bhaktivedanta Institute Bulletin Vol. 1, No. 1

(1979). "'Scientific Materialism – Science, or Mythology?' a review of On Human Nature by E. O. Wilson", Bhaktivedanta Institute Bulletin Vol. 1, No. 1

(1979). "Srila Prabhupada's Insight into the Issues of Modern Science" in Perspectives on the Bhaktivedanta Institute

(1979). On Inspiration, The Bhaktivedanta Institute Essays on the Foundations of Knowledge, Number 1

(1980). "Chemical Evolution: A Molecular Fairy Tale?", Bhaktivedanta Institute Bulletin Vol. 2, No. 8

(1980). "Demonstration By Information Theory That Life Cannot Arise From Matter" (abridged), Bhativedanta Institute Bulletin Vol. 2. No. 9

(1981). "Is the D.N.A. Molecule Life?", Bhaktivedanta Institute Bulletin Vol. 3, No. 1

(1981). "The Basic Features of the Absolute Truth, According to Modern Science", Bhaktivedanta Institute Bulletin Vol. 3, No. 2

(1981). "The Role of Chance and The Long Time Span", Bhaktivedanta Institute Bulletin Vol. 3, No. 3

(1981). Vedic Chronology and the Geological Time Scale, The Sa-Vijana Project, Working Paper Number 1

(1985). "Physics and the Effort to Formulate a Universal World-View," Presentation at TCM Informal Seminars, Cavendish Laboratory, 12 March 1985

(1985). "Relationship between Consciousness and Matter," Presentation to scientists at Eindhoven University of Technology, Holland, 29 August 1985

(1986). "God and the Laws of Physics," Presentation at the First World Congress on the Synthesis of Science and Religion, Bhaktivedanta Institute, Bombay, 9–12 January 1986

(1986). "A Trans-temporal Approach to the Laws of Physics," La Jolla Institute: Division of Applied Nonlinear Problems

(1990). "A Self-Assembling Model of a Bacterial Flagellar Motor," Presentation at the Artificial Life Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 5–9 February 1990

(1990). "A Trans-Temporal Approach to Mind-Brain Interaction," Presentation at the First International Conference on the Study of Consciousness within Science, Bhaktivedanta Institute, San Francisco, 17–18 February 1990

(1991). "Numerical Analysis and Theoretical Modelling of Causal Effects of Conscious Intention," Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine Vol. 2, No. 1

(1993). "Planetary Diameters in the Surya-siddhanta," Bhaktivedanta Institute, Badger, CA

(1993). "Reflections on the Relationship Between Religion and Modern Rationalism," Presented at the 1993 Parliament of the World's Religions, Chicago

(1994). "On the Antiquity of Star Coordinates from Indian Jyotisa Sastras," presented at the International Symposium of Ancient Indian Chronology, B. M. Birla Science Centre, Hyderabad, 10 January 1994

(1994). "Emperor Asoka and the Five Greek Kings," Bhaktivedanta Institute, Alachua, FL

(1995). "Summary of Anomalous Evidence Related to Human Antiquity: excerpted from Forbidden Archeology," Govardhan Hill Publishing

(1995). "Apes, Angels, and Virtual Reality: A Theory of the Origin of Homo Sapiens," Bhaktivedanta Institute, Alachua, FL

(1996). "Anomalous Textual Artifacts in Archeo-Astronomy"; Presented at the World Association of Vedic Studies (WAVES) Conference: "Revisiting Indus-Sarasvati Age and Ancient India," held in Atlanta, Georgia, October 4–6, 1996

(1997). "Planetary Diameters in the Surya-Siddhanta," Journal of Scientific Exploration Vol. 11, No. 2

(1998). "A Map of the Solar System in the Bhagavata Purana," Bhaktivedanta Institute, Alachua, FL

(2004). "Ancient Sanskrit text reveals surprising depth of cosmological knowledge," University of Massachusetts Center for Indic Studies, 5-6 May 2004

(2007). "Interpretation and the Srimad Bhagavatam," presented at the Second Annual Conference of the ISKCON Academy of Arts and Sciences, New Vrindavana, WV, 15–17 December 2007

(2008). "The Chandelier Model," Bhaktivedanta Institute, Alachua, FL