[Buddha-l] Speaking of simple minds

Rob Hogendoorn r.m.hogendoorn at umail.leidenuniv.nl
Thu Aug 4 14:41:28 MDT 2005

I hate to say this, but some two months ago we had a nasty row in the  
Netherlands over our Cabinet Minister of Education (of Christian  
Democratic descent) proprosing that the Intelligent Design hypothesis  
be given due recognition within academia - a nice little mix of  
science, politics and religion. She had seen the light during a  
discussion with a university professor of molecular biophysics cum ID  
adept. The Dutch being so tolerant she's still our Cabinet Minister  
of Education...


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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