The author explores how Vedanta disentangles some of the paradoxes encountered in quantum physics and major cosmological questions such as the Big Bang and its origin. Using the latest empirical and scientific evidence Intelligence or Chaos clearly shows that the universe is ruled by intelligence and information, and not by chance and chaos.
Table of Contents:
CHAPTER 1 The mystery of existence – Unimaginable large numbers! Whether God Exists: Four propositions of atheism
CHAPTER 2 Intelligence or chaos the teleological argument-The first atheistic proposition: complexity is the result of chance and chaos, Unimaginable complexity, The Fine-tuned Universe, Life-The cherry on the cake, The multiverse as saving grace, Complexity & Intelligence
CHAPTER 3 Materialism―matter is the only reality: The second atheist proposition- matter is the only reality, Materialism – the modern scientific worldview, Three important scientific developments
CHAPTER 4 Darwin’s theory of evolution- The importance of the theory of evolution, Criticism of the theory of evolution, Why is evolution so popular, The social influence of Darwinism.
CHAPTER 5 The defects of materialism- More defects, The limitations of direct perception, The extraordinary reality – energy, The origin of matter and the origin of the Universe, Materialism is incomplete.
CHAPTER 6 The origin of existence has to be ‘simple’- The third atheistic proposition: the cause of everything must be simple, The outcome of cause and effect is always predictable
CHAPTER 7 The imperfect universe- The fourth atheistic proposition: the problem of evil, the theodicy, The Vedanta philosophy, Evil cannot be understood without karma and reincarnation, Imperfection wonder and our search for knowledge.
CHAPTER 8 Why is there something rather than nothing?- Non-existence does not exist, Something is also nothing.
CHAPTER 9 Why does reality exist in this particular manner?- The basic structure of reality, Different complexities.
CHAPTER 10 The ultimate complexity – consciousness- Importance of consciousness, Functions of consciousness, The mystery of the paradox.
CHAPTER 11 God and reason- Scientific foundation for the existence of God, God has a burdened history.
CHAPTER 12 The paradox; the foundation of reality- The energetic reality, Energy contains the paradox of simultaneous unity and multitude.
CHAPTER 13 The Nature of God- Personal or Impersonal, The suprarational and mysterious nature of God.
CHAPTER 14 Our destination: Vaikuntha. The four conclusions.