Prabhupada, Vrndavana, November 14, 1976: [...] The spirit soul is a person. As Krishna is person… Just like the father is person, the child is also person. It cannot be otherwise. Or if the child is a person, the father must be a person. Krishna says, aham bija-pradah pita. So all living entities, we experience it, that we are all persons. Even a small insect, a small ant, it is a person. An ant is going this way. If you stop, it will struggle: “Why you are stopping me?” That is person. It will try its best to go this way and this way to avoid your checking. You will find it by practical experience. Even a small ant, it has got all the propensities. Ahara-nidra-bhaya-maithuna, these propensities, eating, sleeping, sex, and fearing, you will find everywhere.
SIGNATURE IN THE CELL AND THE EVIDENCE FOR INTELLIGENT DESIGN
STEPHEN C. MEYER: …Much has been discovered in molecular and cell biology since Watson and Crick’s revolutionary discovery more than fifty years ago, but these discoveries have deepened rather than mitigated the enigma of DNA.
Indeed, the problem of the origin of life (and the origin of the information needed to produce it) remains so vexing that Harvard University recently announced a $100 million research program to address it. When Watson and Crick discovered the structure and information bearing properties of DNA, they did indeed solve one mystery, namely, the secret of how the cell stores and transmits hereditary information. But they uncovered another mystery that remains with us to this day. This is the DNA enigma—the mystery of the origin of the information needed to build the first living organism.