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  Session: Physics and Society Poster Session
  Paper Type: Poster
  Title: Science and Religion
  Meeting: 2014 Summer Meeting: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  Location: N/A
  Time: 5:00PM
  Author: Madhuri Bapat, Eastern Arizona College
928-432-8501, durga1950@hotmail.com
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: Many physicists (Fritjof Capra, David Baum) in the past have tried to relate science with religion. I have made an attempt to find a parallel between Hindu philosophy and science. Birth, life, and death are seen as effects of four fundamental forces combined in various manners. Reincarnation and Moakhsha or Nirvana are seen as principles in physics such as conservation of energy, and converting mass into energy. Controlling enemies such as greed, pride, anger, jealousy, and sorrow are seen as controlling degenerative forces such as friction, resistance, etc. Soul is perceived as a wave that carries all four fundamental energies-electromagnetic, gravitational, nuclear, and atomic. Meditation is perceived as controlling electron transitions in brain. Emotions are seen as biochemicals produced in brain. This model is neither complete nor even close to accurate. However it invites more brain storming from interested folks.
  Footnotes: This is a very contraversive topic. I understand if AAPT finds it inappropriate for display. Thank You.
  Presentation: Bapat-Science and Hindu Religion.pdf

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