Rather than researching to find out the plan of the Supreme Being, rather than accepting the laws of nature as laws of God, the scientific mentality seeks to put mankind in place of God in order to improve on nature. But when we inspect these activities closely, we can see that the two admitted goals, knowledge and pleasure, have not been achieved after so many years of trying. The materialists enjoin us to be patient, saying that very shortly the answer will be known and the pleasure will be available for all. To keep us amused in the meantime, there are technological trinkets galore. If it happens that we die waiting, still the scientist does not admit the tragedy, since for him life is only a molecular peculiarity anyway.

Thus the insensitive fritter away the valuable time of human life, time meant for discovering the answer to the most pressing of all questions – “why am I suffering”? In fact, they won’t even admit that they are suffering. Life thus wasted becomes a painful paradox in which each minute that passes increases the misery until finally, the body collapses in agonized bewilderment.

Source: A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (2012 edition), “The Scientific Basis of Krishna Consciousness”, Page 48

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