Once upon a time (as in a fairy tale), most of us believed that the
food we ate was basically wholesome, nutritious and free from dangerous
chemicals, that advertising may have been believable, and that product
labels truly described the qualities and contents of what we fed
ourselves and our families.
Once upon a time, most of the world believed
in the integrity of our heads of state, high-ranking political officials
and local leaders. Once upon a time, we thought our children were
getting a solid education in the public school system. Once upon a time,
many of us believed atomic energy had "peacetime uses" that were
perfectly safe and completely congruous with a happy and healthy
Yet in recent times our illusions have been shattered. Repeated
exposes of widespread consumer fraud and grand political collusion and
bribery have all but destroyed our former innocence.
We now know that
through mass marketing and the media, a veil of fantasy and deception
can be created with such unprecedented expertise that it can become
impossible for us to distinguish between substance and simulation,
reality and illusion.
Today many scientists are propagating the doctrine that life
originates from matter. However, they cannot provide proof, either
experimentally or theoretically.
In fact, they hold their stance
essentially on faith, in the face of all sorts of scientific objections.
Srila Prabhupada points out that this groundless dogma has done great
damage to moral and spiritual standards worldwide and has thus caused
Though beset by internal doubt and division, modern scientists have
somehow managed to present a united front to the nonscientific public.
Their behavior brings to mind the worst in political and corporatetrickery.
For instance, despite the recent outcry over their masking the
difficulties of maintaining safety standards at nuclear power plants,
the scientists and the government remain committed to nuclear power and
even make light of the fact that there is no safe way of dealing with
In popular works and in textbooks scientists present their account
of the material origin of life as the only possible scientific
conclusion. They claim that no other theory can be scientifically
And so everyone is taught that life gradually arose from
chemicals, a "primordial soup" consisting of amino acids, proteins and
other essential ingredients.
Yet in their journals and private
discussions, the same scientists acknowledge that their theory has
grave, sometimes insuperable difficulties. For example, certain features
of the DNA coding mechanism cast serious doubt upon the substance of
The noted biologist W. H. Thorpe writes, "Thus we
may be faced with a possibility that the origin of life, like the origin
of the universe, becomes an impenetrable barrier to science and a block
which resists all attempts to reduce biology to chemistry and physics."
The highly committed evolutionist Jacques Monod has pointed out these
While scientists remain atheists, they will always be dishonest because dishonesty goes with the job......just like dishonesty goes with the job of a car salesman. ( technology science is something eles)