[Buddha-l] Speaking of simple minds

Rob Hogendoorn r.m.hogendoorn at umail.leidenuniv.nl
Thu Aug 4 13:53:09 MDT 2005

There are some extensive discussions on this theme in Matthieu  
Ricard's and Trinh Xuan Thuan's "The Quantum and the Lotus : A  
Journey to the Frontiers Where Science and Buddhism Meet" (ISBN  
1400080797) as well. Matthieu holds forth on some Buddhist arguments  
against any type of creator, creative or organizing principle in many  


Op 4-aug-2005, om 21:21 heeft Erik Hoogcarspel het volgende geschreven:

> jkirk schreef:
>> Bush Endorses Teaching 'Intelligent Design' Theory in Schools
>> http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/0802-01.htm
>> He has no shame nor does his family for supporting this
>> meretricious nonsense and caring only about their power and
>> their money.  Actually, to call that mind simple is an insult to  
>> people with truly simple minds (meaning uncomplicated thought  
>> patterns and indifference to analytical thinking). The Bush mind  
>> is demonic.
>> As far as I know, there are no Buddhists who support this ID theory.
>> Is that right?
>> Joanna
> First of all W. himself is the living proof against the ID theory.  
> His existence can only be explained as the result of a random  
> mutation. No being could invent such a form of life, let alone an  
> intelligent one! :-)
> Secondly an intelligent design implies a designer and I remember an  
> investigation of an Dutch buddhologist Ria Kloppenborg into the  
> Buddhist arguments against an ishvara (the Hindu equivalent of a  
> creator).
> -- 
> Erik
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