Age-old questions of human existence “from where did we come: where are we going from here” have always obsessed the thinking mind. Religion and science have tried to answer these questions. Thousands of articles and books have either denounced or appreciated these answers. Regarding the novels, ‘Origin’ by Dan Brown is the only novel dealing with these questions of human existence. The novelist has painstakingly tried to explain even minor points in detail. The author succeeds in pushing the readers to the edge of the seat. The novel makes excellent reading. But it also has a share of flaws.I am not reviewing the novel (I am unequal to the task). But I am only recording my observations. The author picks only Christianity for the fight of religions against Science. There are other equally impressive religions like Hinduism and Islam. His preference for Christianity is baffling.The story takes place in Spain. It starts with the murder of futurist Edmund Kirsh just before he was getting ready to announce a scientific discovery which he believed will answer two haunting questions of mankind, a future without religion. This was skating dangerously close to the public denunciation of faith in general. When the futurist was gunned down, time stood still. Then there was pandemonium.Ms Ambra Vidal, the future queen of Spain was the main murder suspect. She along with professor Langdon sped the murder scene. Professor Langdon was worried about how to make futurist’s discovery public. Edmund had discovered a third possibility. He had denounced the first two schools of thought. The religious notion that God created human being fully formed and the Darwinian theory of evolution. An alternative theory of human origin, the professor thought would be earth-shattering. Here the major portion of the story consumed finding the password to enable the professor to publish Edmund’s discovery.The author leaves the reader non-plussed. Then the futurist’s third alternative is explained. It is an anti-climax. Edmund’s discovery says that a new species evolves and absorbs us. At this kind of ending, otherwise an interesting novel, I felt as angry as the professor. I am not a religious fanatic. Yet I feel that looking up at the Hindu theory of creation satisfies us because a Hindu mind is well equipped to handle infinity.