My Science, My Religion: Academic Papers (1994-2009)

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This book is a collection of twenty-four papers that Michael A. Cremo, who is not a professional scientist, presented at scientific and academic conferences. Versions of some of these papers have appeared in peer-reviewed academic publications. In these papers, Cremo explores the relationship between science and religion, in terms of his specific scientific and religious commitments. Many of the papers in this book deal with archeological evidence for extreme human antiquity, consistent with the Puranic ...
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Overview


This book is a collection of twenty-four papers that Michael A. Cremo, who is not a professional scientist, presented at scientific and academic conferences. Versions of some of these papers have appeared in peer-reviewed academic publications. In these papers, Cremo explores the relationship between science and religion, in terms of his specific scientific and religious commitments. Many of the papers in this book deal with archeological evidence for extreme human antiquity, consistent with the Puranic histories. Other papers explore the history of archeology in India. In his book Human Devolution, Cremo presented a Vedic alternative to the current theory of human origins. Some of the papers in My Science, My Religion are related to this topic. This collection will be of interest to theologians, scientists, historians of science, philosophers of science, and scholars of science and religion.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892133956
  • Publisher: Torchlight Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/16/2012
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 313,096
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Michael A. Cremo is an international authority on archeological anomalies. He lectures extensively worldwide. A research associate of the Bhaktivedanta Institute, he specializes in the history and philosophy of science. He is a member of the World Archeological Congress and the European Association of Archeologists.
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Table of Contents

xi Introduction xi

1 Puranic Time and the Archaeological Record (World Archaeological Congress, 1994) 1

2 The Reception of Forbidden Archeology: An Encounter Between Western Science and a Non-Western Perspective on Human Antiquity (Interdisciplinary Conference on Science and Culture, 1995) 13

3 The City of Nine Gates: A Complex Model for Mind/Body Dualism from India's Bhagavata Purana (Toward a Science of Consciousness, 1996) 37

4 Alfred Russel Wallace and the Supernatural: A Case Study in Reenchanting Reductionistic Science's Hagiography in Light of an Alternative Cosmology (Interdisciplinary Conference on Science and Culture, 1996) 45

5 Divine Nature: Practical Application of Vedic Ethical Principles in Resolving the Environmental Crisis (International Symposium on Energy and Environmental Management and Technology, 1998) 67

6 The Later Discoveries of Boucher de Perthes at Moulin Quignon and Their Bearing on the Moulin Quignon Jaw Controversy (International Congress of History of Science, 1997) 77

7 Famous Scientists and the Paranormal: Implications for Consciousness Research (Toward a Science of Consciousness, 1998) 93

8 Forbidden Archeology of the Early and Middle Pleistocene: Evidence for Physiologically and Culturally Advanced Humans (World Archaeological Congress, 1999) 99

9 Forbidden Archeology of the Paleolithic: How Pithecanthropus Influenced the Treatment of Evidence for Extreme Human Antiquity (European Association of Archaeologists, 1999) 111

10 Forbidden Archeology: The Royal Institution Lecture (Royal Institution, 2000) 125

11 Forbidden Archeology: A Three-Body Interaction Among Science, Hinduism, and Christianity (The Sanskrit Tradition in the Modern World Conference, 2000) 143

12 The Discoveries of Carlos Ribeiro: A Controversial Episode in Nineteenth-Century European Archeology (European Association of Archaeologists, 2000) 157

13 Paleobotanical Anomalies Bearing on the Age of the Salt Range Formation of Pakistan: A Historical Survey of an Unresolved Scientific Controversy (International Congress of History of Science, 2001) 181

14 The Discoveries of Belgian Geologist Aimé Louis Rutot at Boncelles, Belgium: An Archeological Controversy from the Early Twentieth Century (International Union for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences, 2001) 195

15 The Nineteenth Century California Gold Mine Discoveries: Archeology, Darwinism, and Evidence for Extreme Human Antiquity (World Archaeological Congress, 2003) 219

16 The Mayapur Pilgrimage Place, West Bengal, India: A Mandala of Peace and Ecological Harmony (International Association for the History of Religions World Congress, 2005) 243

17 Human Devolution: A Consciousness-Based Vedic Alternative to Materialistic Evolution (Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness, 2005) 259

18 Excavating the Eternal: Folk Archeological Traditions in India (European Association of South Asian Archaeologists, 2005) 273

19 Beijing Man and the Rockefeller Foundation: An Episode in the Globalization of Science in the Early 20th century (International Congress of History of Science, 2005) 291

20 Forbidden Archeology: Archeological Evidence for Extreme Human Antiquity and Implications for Education Policy (Seminar for Faculty of Education, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, 2006) 303

21 Finding Krishna: 16th Century Archeological Activity by Varishnava Saints in the Braj Mandal Region of Northern India (European Association of South Asian Archaeologists, 2007) 315

22 The Forbidden Zone: Archeology and Archeologists in an Invented Civilization-Planet of the Apes (European Association of Archaeologists, 2007) 327

23 An Insider's View of a Fringe Archeology (European Association of Archaeologists, 2007) 337

24 Temple as Body, Body as Temple (World Archaeological Congress, 2008) 353

Index 369

List of Plates 381

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