On Thursday Nov. 20, 2014, guest speaker Dr. Frank Orlando will be bridging the gap between the ancient wisdom that originates from India and our modern medical world. Please join us at 6:30 p.m. in room P-260.
“Embryology is the science of embryonic development from ovum fertilization to the fetus. Theories of western embryology begin as far back as Aristotle in the 4th century BCE, include more recent great Italian anatomists such as Leonardo da Vinci, and finally yield to biologists’ microscopy in the 19th century. However, the Vedic concept of embryology dates back 5,000 years ago, encrypted in Sanskrit, and remarkably parallels that of modern microscopic anatomy. How can this be? If Vedic science has already accurately described such an esoteric field of human development long before technology made it possible to confirm such truths, what do the Vedas help one realize about the spiritual meaning behind acquiring such knowledge?”
A board certified family physician since 2011, Frank Orlando, M.D. is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine at the University of Florida. He graduated from the Bhakti Academy of Gainesville in 2009 and has studied in India at various holy places. He is an ISKCON of Gainesville Krishna board member and co-founder of Krishna Clubs at the University of North Florida and Santa Fe College. He enjoys speaking on Vedic texts such as Bhagavad-Gita, Srimad-Bhagavatam, and Chaitanya-Charitamrita.