Is there anything unscientific in the Vedas?

Depends on how science is defined. In modern science, a dogma has been created that only matter exists, and the only way to valid knowledge is the empirical study of matter. Actually, the word science, from Greek, means to know, but in modern society science has been redefined to mean materialism. From a material angle, the Vedas are unscientific, but from a spiritual angle, there is nothing unscientific in Vedas. To understand reality as it is, a spiritual science is required. Only a spiritual science can help us understand the self and its relation to the world and God.

Therefore Krishna says: Of all creations I am the beginning and the end and also the middle, O Arjuna. Of all sciences I am the spiritual science of the self, and among logicians I am the conclusive truth. (Bg 10.33) In the modern world, however, the dogma has been created that religion or spirituality is based on faith alone, and science deals with knowledge only. Modern people simply reject the idea that God and religion can be investigated scientifically. As more and more people turn away from religion, they now rely on science to explain the reality of life. In fact, science has become the new religion of the masses. It’s very important in a consumer culture, where constant economic growth is the goal, that people are trained up to become good materialists. To that end, the ungodly powers that rule the world at present, have created a new religion for the mindless masses. It’s called Scientism. Even though modern science has absolutely nothing sensible to say about the reality we live in, the general population has become convinced that science has explained away the need for God and religion. Now a days, people have the same awe and reverence for scientists that they used to have for their priests. So-called scientific theories like abiogenesis and evolution, even though they are pure and unalloyed myths, are being taught in all educational institutions of the world as scientific facts. Where as modern science has nothing useful to say about life, it is very useful in making technology. In fact, it’s the only thing science is good for, and when we live in a world where the general mass of people are kept in awe and reverence of technological wonders, science has become a most noble and sacred undertaking. In the modern world people walk around with their eyes glued to little screens, keeping themselves updated on the newest technology, with religious fervor . In the middle ages, in the West at least, the regents of society kept their subjects in ignorance, so they were easy to control and manipulate, and today the exact same means are used to enslave people in ignorance. In the global culture the slaves have merely been upgraded to a middle-class with their own house and car. People still slave their lives away in boring jobs, and are marred by the same endless worries and miseries people have always suffered from. They are still being ground down by taxation, victims of greedy politicians, exactly like they’ve always been. But what exactly is the indication that humans now, with their advanced knowledge of mathematics and physics, have understood the world and their place in it, any better than the people of former times, where they worshiped nature and various gods? —but, but I have an Iphone, something a cave-dweller couldn’t even dream of. And don’t you mind the climate-changes, that has nothing to do with ignorance of how nature works. The Iphone in my hand is proof that we have understood nature better than ever before. Seriously? Some years ago, WHO was asked by UN to issue a report on human health in the new millennium. WHO published a report saying that the biggest health crisis facing the world in the new millennium is that more and more people will be born with mental defects. We are clearly not living in an evolved society of happy and satisfied people, rather, more and more people need psychiatric treatment, and the sales of various psycho-drugs are shooting though the roof. This devolution of mankind, was predicted by the Vedic sages already 5000 years ago. The sages say: O learned one, in this iron age of Kali men have but short lives. They are quarrelsome, lazy, misguided, unlucky and, above all, always mentally disturbed. -- Srimad Bhagavatam, 1.1.10 The global culture has already made the whole world into one big marketplace - a worldwide altar where technology is worshiped as the new opium of the masses. Being fed endless propaganda from Hollywood, where technology saves the day, we quickly forget that technology, despite assurances to the contrary, cannot save us from the onslaughts of nature. Time and time again technology comes up short in the fight against nature. Without a spiritual understanding of life, the consciousness becomes entrapped in a world of matter, a perception of life where the consciousness cannot see itself - a deception where the self, being absorbed in matter, forgets itself. And despite the fact that this is well known by the most brilliant and prominent scientists, still, science is being peddled to the masses as some kind of infallible religion. To save mankind from the dark whole of materialism into which it has sunk, today, Vedic knowledge is more relevant, and is more needed than ever before. “Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.” —Max Planck "It seems to me pretty plain there is a third thing in the universe - consciousness - which i cannot see to be matter, force or any conceivable modification of either." —Biologist Thomas Huxley "I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as a derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything we talk about, everything we regard as existing, postulates consciousness ." —father of modern day physics Max Planck "We can admittedly find nothing in physics or chemistry which has even a remote bearing on consciousness, yet all of us know there is such a thing simply because we have it ourselves. Hence consciousness must be part of nature or more generally reality. Which means that quite apart from the laws laid down in quantum theory, we must also consider laws of quite a different kind.” —Nobel prize winner Niels Bohr

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