[Buddha-l] Speaking of simple minded design

jkirk jkirk at spro.net
Thu Aug 4 13:56:55 MDT 2005

> I don't know of a Buddhist who subscribes to the idea of "intelligent 
> design". Come to think of it, I don't know why a Buddhist would care.
> I am aware that I run with a strange bunch of Buddhists -- most of them 
> are scientists and may have adopted Buddhism as their life-style of choice 
> because it left such things open to be determined by the individual person 
> and the individual person's own experience.
> Now you folks in Idaho, on the other hand, have lots of interest in 
> "intelligent design" just so long as it isn't more intelligent than the 
> average Mormon elder.
Hi Jim
Yes life in I-dee ho is not all that inspiring so far as public concerns go.
But if there were no Buddhists who cared, there'd be no Buddhist scientists.
I assume there is one.

As for those you know Jim, who determine their views by their personal
experience, well--that's an easy way to get out of admitting that scientific 
knowledge/info/data are not based on anyone's personal experience
unless they were part of the, er, experiment. You can't be a Buddhist
scientist and not care about the scientific method, unless you are
into salting archaeological finds or resisting embryonic stem cell research.

Speaking of Mormons, my son knows some who are very intelligent
who told him they don't believe any of it, but as they were reared in
that outfit they stick with it because it's good for business.
Follow the money.


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