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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

8.4 million species versus 8.7 million species

The Padma Purana from the Vedic literatures (which by the way are millions of years old) say that there are 8.4 million species on this planet and that the soul can take birth in any species according to one's karma. The definition of species is different from the modern classification of species.

Modern scientists define species purely based on the morphology of a creature whereas the Vedic science delineates species based on the combination of three modes of material nature with the living being. Depending on the combination of material nature and consciousness of the living being, a body is allotted by material nature to the living being.

Modern science purely designates a species based on external features.

Interesting enough modern scientists estimate that there are totally 8.7 million different species on earth, a number very close to the Vedic counterpart (which is 8.4). Anyways, I take the Vedic science as truth as the number will not change, modern estimates change with time which therefore diminishes its value.

The full report can be read here.

Hare Krishna


Anonymous said...

What a looser ! Just because modern number changes frequently you are afraid to accept the truth. The number of humans also changes daily, as per you it diminishes the value of human ! Get a life man.

ananda said...

Thanks for commenting