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    Variety in physical structures of living organisms cannot be attributed to DNA.
    Are we a product of our DNA?
    Is everything in our body accounted for in our DNA?
    Is the shape of an amoeba due to some DNA?
    The science of bio-physics may give rise to a new philosophy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by parag29 View Post
    Variety in physical structures of living organisms cannot be attributed to DNA.
    Why not?

    Are we a product of our DNA?
    Yes. But environment, diet and upbringing also play a part.

    Is everything in our body accounted for in our DNA?
    No. Not completely (diet, environment, exercise, ... play a role).

    Is the shape of an amoeba due to some DNA?
    Yes. At least partly. But, well you get the idea now, environment, etc ...

    The science of bio-physics may give rise to a new philosophy.
    You mean this:
    Biophysics or biological physics is an interdisciplinary science that applies the approaches and methods of physics to study biological systems. Biophysics covers all scales of biological organization, from molecular to organismic and populations. Biophysical research shares significant overlap with biochemistry, physical chemistry, nanotechnology, bioengineering, computational biology, biomechanics and systems biology.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biophysics

    What "new philosophy" do you expect this to give rise to?


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    Cal me cynical but it's probably New Age woo...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    Cal me cynical but it's probably New Age woo...
    At best! Could be the new wave of Hindu anti-science fundamentalism. But let's see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exchemist View Post
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    Cal me cynical but it's probably New Age woo...
    At best! Could be the new wave of Hindu anti-science fundamentalism. But let's see.
    Read Vinayak Damodar Savarkar----- Hindu Reformer-----A pro-Science Hindu icon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by parag29 View Post
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    Cal me cynical but it's probably New Age woo...
    At best! Could be the new wave of Hindu anti-science fundamentalism. But let's see.
    Read Vinayak Damodar Savarkar----- Hindu Reformer-----A pro-Science Hindu icon.
    I am glad to learn there are some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by parag29 View Post
    Read Vinayak Damodar Savarkar----- Hindu Reformer-----A pro-Science Hindu icon.
    "Pro-science"?
    He appears to have been a fascistic political activist (verging on terrorist) who "still had spirituality, and a mystical view of life, and gave great importance to mythology and symbolism".
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    Quote Originally Posted by parag29 View Post
    Variety in physical structures of living organisms cannot be attributed to DNA.
    Are we a product of our DNA?
    Is everything in our body accounted for in our DNA?
    Is the shape of an amoeba due to some DNA?
    The science of bio-physics may give rise to a new philosophy.

    So you suggest that Quetzacotl dictates the overall form? Or is it Freya?
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    He was a Hindu scion who believed that Scientific outlook overrules dictates of religion in the form rituals and customs.
    I recommend a good read of V D Savarkar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by parag29 View Post
    Read Vinayak Damodar Savarkar----- Hindu Reformer-----A pro-Science Hindu icon.
    "Pro-science"?
    He appears to have been a fascistic political activist (verging on terrorist) who "still had spirituality, and a mystical view of life, and gave great importance to mythology and symbolism".
    Doesn't seem known for any science writings at any rate. Seems to have been a fervid Hindu nationalist, in spite of being atheist himself. There's a bad smell about him, but I suppose we should judge him by the politics of his time, in which such nationalisms were widespread.
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