Creationism and intelligent design are incompatible with scientific progress: A response to Shanta and Vêdanta

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Abstract

In a recent opinion paper, B.K. Shanta claims science leaves no room for the subjective aspect of consciousness, and in doing so, attacks both origin of life and evolutionary research. He claims Vêdanta, one of the 6 orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy, offers an explanation: “the origin of everything material and nonmaterial is sentient and absolute.” Here I discuss how the pseudoscience of these creationist views, which are aligned with Intelligent Design, are incompatible with scientific progress and should not be published in scientific journals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCommunicative and Integrative Biology
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Consciousness
  • Darwinism
  • Evolution
  • Origin of life
  • Pseudoscience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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