Birth and Caste (was Re: [Advaita-l] RE: Vedic Shakhas ...)

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at
Wed Feb 2 17:10:55 CST 2005

On Wed, 2 Feb 2005, S Jayanarayanan wrote:

> You are bringing a straw man into the argument. Just because
> genetics uses the nematode *sometimes* in genetic research does
> not mean that "All Genetics is useless."
> In fact, the exact opposite is true in the case of parenthood
> and ancestry, which can be determined to a *very high* degree of
> accuracy (99.9% or higher) using the DNA from a parent and
> child. The DNA testing for parenthood is accepted by all courts
> within the USA, for good reasons.

No I'm not disputing the validity of genetics.  I'm asking what does that
prove concerning dharma?  If we accept the brotherhood of man based on
substantially similiar genetics, why not also accept the brotherhood of
worm and man based on substantially similiar genetics?

> > Those who think science can solve "arbitrary" human conditions
> > are in for
> > a disappointment because all science can do is show a vast new
> > range of
> > arbitrary conditions.
> >
> So ALL science is false and wrong?!

Certainly not.  However scientific observations are value-neutral.  We as
humans attach values to them but we do so in a non-scientific way!

> > > YudhishhThira's dialog with the Yaksha, etc.
> >
> > I believe we looked at that one too.
> >
> And the conclusion was ...? In any case, there should be no
> problem having the discussion again if there are any doubts in
> this regard.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at>
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