Notes and References
1 Rig Veda, 1.129.
2 Aitareya Upanishad, 1.2.1-3.
3 This is the Samkhyan theory of satkāryavāda, according to which, nothing comes out of nothing and the effect is already present in the cause.
4 Vide., Asimov, Isaac, Asimov’s Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 'Garden City, Doubleday, New York, 1982; vide also, Dobzhansky, Theodosius, American Biology Teacher, 1973; Darwin, Charles, Life and Letters, John Murray, London, 1988; Kitcher, P., The Advancement of Science: Science without Legend, Objectivity without Illusions, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1993; Salmon, M.H., et at.. Introduction to the Philosophy of Science, Englewood Cliffs, Prentice Hall, NJ, 1992.
5 Vide., Haeckel, Ernst, History of Creation, D. Appleton, New York, 1889; Wallin, I.E., Symbioniticism and the Origin of Species, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 1927; vide also Scientific American, Dec. 10,2007, which refers to human genes undergoing selection and points out that the amount of genetic differentiation between humans and our closest relatives, chimpanzees, suggests that the pace of change has accelerated to ten to hundred times the average long term rate. This article further points our that the history of humanity is beginning to be read out from our genes, thanks to a detailed knowledge of the thousands of them that have evolved recently. Hawks states: "We are going to be classifying these by functional categories and looking for matches between genetic changes and historic and archeological changes in diet, skeletal form, disease and many other things." He adds: "we think we will be able to find some of the genetic changes that drove human population growth and migrations the broad causes of human history." The latest work on this subject is being conducted by John Hawks, Eric T. Wang, Gregory Kochran, Henry C. Harpending and Robert K. Moyzis. Most of them are working at the