Aja Govinda Dasa (Ayush Goyal) is a disciple of His Holiness Hanumat Presaka Swami. He was awarded the 2005 Top Ten Scholar Award at Boise State University, from where he graduated at the age of seventeen with a Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude. He was mentioned by the Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society as one of their top four graduates in the USA. In 2007, Aja Govinda was awarded a three year Clarendon Scholarship to pursue a Ph.D. in Modeling Biological Systems at the University of Oxford. He is a regular contributor to Back to Godhead magazine and Bhaktivedanta Institute conferences in India, and is moderator of the Oxford Metaphysics Society (www.oxfordmetaphysics.blogspot.com).

Drutakarma Dasa (Michael A. Cremo) is a disciple of Srila Prabhupada and a member of the Bhaktivedanta Institute specializing in the history and philosophy of science. He is active in introducing Vedic concepts of human origins and antiquity in the scientific world. A member of the World Archaeological Congress and the European Association of Archaeologists, he has given invited lectures at many of the world’s leading scientific institutions, such as the Royal Institution in London and the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. He has presented papers at major international scientific conferences and lectured at universities throughout the world. His books include Forbidden Archeology (written with Richard L. Thompson), Divine Nature: A Spiritual Perspective on the Environmental Crisis (written with Mukunda Goswami), and Human Devolution: A Vedic Alternative to Darwin’s Theory. He has been an editor of Back to Godhead since 1977.

Isvara Krishna Dasa (Istvan Tasi), a disciple of His Holiness Sivarama Swami, heads the Vedic Science Research Center and is the organizer of the Intelligent Design Movement in Hungary. By profession he is a cultural anthropologist and Vaishnava theologian. He teaches at the Bhaktivedanta Theological College in Budapest. His main Hungarian publications are Where Science Stops, Darwin Made Monkeys Out of Us, Darwin’s Decline, and What if There Is No Evolution? He recently published an English book, written with Bhagavata Priya Dasa, entitled Nature’s IQ.

Lalitanatha Dasa (Leif Asmark Jensen) is a disciple of His Holiness Radhanatha Swami. A former science student, he has been a member of ISKCON since 1982. He is the author of a forthcoming book on Darwinism and intelligent design and has for a number of years been closely associated with the international Intelligent Design Movement. In that capacity he lectures at universities, colleges, and high schools in his home country of Denmark. He lives in the countryside outside Copenhagen with his wife Dandaniti Devi Dasi, with whom he publishes a monthly Krishna conscious magazine for Danish devotees.

Urmila Devi Dasi (Dr. Edith E. Best), a disciple of Srila Prabhupada, is head of Illumination Education, which supports and trains parents, teachers, and school administrators. She has a Masters of School Administration and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She taught primary and secondary students in ISKCON for twenty-two years, including eighteen as school principal, and has managed and taught in a preschool for five years. Urmila developed and taught for many years a secondary course in Vedas and Modern Science that deals with five main areas: existence of mind beyond brain, existence of soul beyond both body and mind, cosmology and extraterrestrial life, creation and evolution, and ancient human history. She was also associate principal in a government primary school in North Carolina. She’s the author of Vaikuntha Children and has been an editor of Back to Godhead since 1990.