[Buddha-l] Article: The Death of the Scientific Buddha
vasubandhu at earthlink.net
Fri Nov 2 14:18:42 MDT 2012
HHDL's "dialogue" with scholars and scientists (or with scholars *about*
science) has been ongoing and pretty well-tread territory at this point. Now
that a number of schools -- Emory, Virginia and UW-Madison quickly come to
mind -- have established funded research programs the old complaint that no
one takes the wookie stuff seriously is getting harder to make. We still
have to wait for compelling results to appear.
Materialists are not so much wrong about a variety of things, as their
account is incomplete and reductive. Non-materialists avoid the 'evidence'
issue pretty much the way religions do, by pretending they're "above" all
Buddhists demand evidence.
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