MODERN MAN AT THE CROSSROADS-The Search for the Knowledge of First Origins and Final Ends
It has become increasingly clear today that the paradigm of knowledge that is set forth by modern science as the prevailing world view, while it bedazzles us with its intricacy, its precision, and its technological edge, has led to a crisis of identity and fails on fundamental levels to answer the perennial questions that lie at the heart of man’s being. In the present work, the author surveys the traditional knowledge of the religions and the findings of modern science in the light of the two prevailing questions of our time, namely the Origin of Life/Man and the True nature of the Reality and Final End. Part Three, The Search for Synthesis, focuses on the traditional perspective and the search for a more profound meaning that could be realized through a more effective interaction between religion and science, resulting in an “encounter” that could be beneficial rather than antagonistic. This work explores the unspoken and hidden assumptions that underlie every aspect of modern scientific knowledge and shape every facet of the modern world, assumptions that amount to a kind of secular “faith” that the scientific elite rely on to bridge the gap that exists between proven facts and unprovable mysteries.