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  1. Hinduism and Science: Some Reflections.Varadaraja V. Raman - 2012 - Zygon 47 (3):549-574.
    Abstract In recent decades scholars in every major religious tradition have been commenting on the relationship between their own tradition and science. The subject in the context of Hinduism is complex because there is no central institutionalized authority to dictate what is acceptable Hindu belief and what is not. This has resulted in a variety of perspectives that are touched upon here. Historical factors in the introduction of modern science in the Hindu world have also influenced the subject. The reflections (...)
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    Food: Its Many Aspects in Science, Religion, and Culture.Varadaraja V. Raman - 2014 - Zygon 49 (4):958-976.
    Food is a sine qua non for life on Earth. It has more significance than nutrition and sustenance, more variety than many aspects of human culture. Food has religious as well as historical dimensions. The complexity of the food chain and of the related ecological balance is one of the wonders of the biological world. In the human context, food has found countless expressions and regional richness. Food has provoked feasts, as its lack and maldistribution have caused famines. While being (...)
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  3. Science and Religion: Some Demarcation Criteria.Varadaraja V. Raman - 2001 - Zygon 36 (3):541-556.
    Discussions on the congruence, compatibility, and contradictions between science and religion have been going on since the rise of modern science. In our own times, there are many efforts to build bridges of harmony between the two. Most of these are anchored to particular religious traditions or denominations and also to specific disciplines, notably cosmology, physics, and biology. Though these discussions serve commendable purposes for members of specific faiths and/or disciplines, they are also, for precisely this reason, of restricted appeal. (...)
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  4. Science and Religion in the Twenty‐First Century.Varadaraja V. Raman - 2004 - Zygon 39 (2):397-399.
    . To achieve peace on our planet we must bridge the gap not only between science and religion but also among faith traditions. Accepting the doctrine of multiple paths can reduce interreligious tensions. Every view of the Divine is partial, every faith system rests upon supreme spiritual experiences, and each one provides fulfillment in the yearning to connect with the Cosmic Mystery.
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    Science and the Spiritual Vision: A Hindu Perspective.Varadaraja V. Raman - 2002 - Zygon 37 (1):83-94.
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    Hindu Perspectives on the Thirst for Transcendence.Varadaraja V. Raman - 2003 - Zygon 38 (4):821-837.
  7. Faith and Doubt in Science and Religion.Varadaraja V. Raman - 2004 - Zygon 39 (4):941-956.
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    The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow.Varadaraja V. Raman - 2011 - Zygon 46 (1):246-247.
  9. Relational and Contextual Reasoning: Philosophical and Logical Aspects.Varadaraja V. Raman - 2003 - Zygon 38 (2):451-458.
    This essay is a commentary on Helmut Reich’s recently published book on relational and contextual reasoning (RCR). Reich’s ideas are relevant in contexts of conflict, and they enable us to consider the notion of objectivity differently. He makes us see the constraints in individual perspectives. His book also can enable people to formulate problems of human concern in a wider and richer framework, which may lead to solutions not obtainable on the basis of binary logic.
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  10. Science and the Religions—a Symposium.Philip Hefner, James F. Moore, Solomon H. Katz, Vlggo Mortensen, Varadaraja V. Raman, C. Mackenzie Brown & Pinit Ratanakul - 2002 - Zygon 37 (1-2):229.
  11. A Symposium—Global Ethics on Hiv/Aids: Perspectives From the Religions and the Sciences.James F. Moore, Norbert M. Samuelson, Varadaraja V. Raman, Gordon D. Kaufman, Gayle E. Woloschak, Barbara Ann Strassberg & Philip Hefner - 2003 - Zygon 38 (1-2):202.
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    There's More to Time Than Ticking Away.Varadaraja V. Raman - 2009 - Zygon 44 (4):965-975.
    Time is an element that each of us experiences in the core of our being. Yet it also is one of the great mysteries in our conceptual grasp of reality. The notion of time has therefore been reflected upon and explored by thinkers and scientists since ancient times. In this essay I relate the multiple ways in which Antje's Jackelén's scholarly and stimulating work Time and Eternity analyzes the historical, philosophical, theological, and scientific perspectives on the notion of time lived (...)
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    Techno-Secularism: Comments and Reflections.Varadaraja V. Raman - 2005 - Zygon 40 (4):823-834.
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    Some Hindu Insights on a Global Ethic in the Context of Diseases and Epidemics.Varadaraja V. Raman - 2003 - Zygon 38 (1):141-145.
  15. Changing Landscape in Science‐Religion Dialogues.Varadaraja V. Raman - 2010 - Zygon 45 (1):177-192.
    . One peculiarity of the broad theme of science‐religion dialogues is that while it has been growing significantly, it seems to be moving farther and farther away from its goal of establishing bridges and understandings between the two enterprises. This essay explores this unhappy situation, with particular reference to the works of two scholars who have been critical of some of the pioneer theologians and have suggested some radically new approaches to the issues.
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