Time Magazine – KARL RITTER & LOUISE NORDSTROM – Oct 4, 2011
“For almost a century the universe has been known to be expanding as a consequence of the Big Bang about 14 billion years ago,” the citation said. “However the discovery that this expansion is accelerating is astounding. If the expansion will continue to speed up the universe will end in ice.” Go to story
DEVOTEE: The scientists say that in the beginning the universe wasn’t created, and then all of a sudden there was a big explosion and everything just kind of happened. Everything just came into being.
PRABHUPADA: But how all of a sudden there can be explosion? What is this nonsense proposition? As soon as there is question of explosion, before the explosion takes place, there must be some arrangement. The time bomb explosion. So the bomb is prepared by something, some bomb is kept by somebody, and after some time it explodes. So how all of a sudden? Where does he get this idea? Just like if there is bomb explosion here, a child may think, “All of a sudden there is a bomb explosion,” but a sane man will not think that. There will be inquiry, “Who kept this bomb? Who brought this bomb?” That is sanity. “And all of a sudden explosion,” this is all rascal proposal. Therefore the people have become so rascal, guided by these rascals, “All of a sudden, by chance,” and they accept them as scientist… This is the drawback of the present civilization. Because they are shudras, like animals, they have got no brain to answer that “How all of a sudden there can be explosion.” They have no brain even to ask. Rather, they are giving Nobel Prize. This rascal is speaking like a rascal, still, he should get Nobel Prize. That is the defect. The people at the present moment, they are all rascals. Just like animals. And yes, actually they are animals. Just like animals are eating, sleeping, mating, and eating meat. The other one animal is eating another animal. That’s all. No discretion, nothing. This is a civilization of animals, polished animals. Their consciousness has become animalistic. Therefore this Krishna consciousness movement. Just like children. They are animals, just like animals. They have no fixed program. Whatever they like, they are doing. Whatever they like, they are speaking. Simply they are interested in eating. So at the present moment, because they have lost all their power of reasoning and understanding, they are all animals. “All of a sudden there is an explosion.” How explosion can take place like that? Any sane human being will ask that “How is that?” Same example: If there is some explosion in the park, a rascal will say, “All of a sudden there is explosion.” But the government, police department, immediately inquire, “How this bomb came? Wherefrom? Who placed it?” That is humanity. That is human reasoning. “And all of a sudden there is explosion,” you have to accept that. You accept that?
DEVOTEE: I don’t accept it.
PRABHUPADA: Then? No sane man will accept. The so-called scientists, begin, all beginning is like that. “There were chemicals, these chemicals.” Now wherefrom these chemicals came? Who placed these chemicals? They do not ask. Because they are fools, the other fools bluff them and they accept it. But we are not going to accept. We shall inquire. And that is human intelligence.