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Posted by Michael W. Pearson on April 28, 2004 03:17:13 UTC

Hi "Nancy"
Science's main activity is to "find flaws" -- that is very true -- do you see why?
You wrote,"Buddhists welcome scientific arguments that find flaws in their religion. This helps Buddhists strengthen their arguments for their pursuit of truth."

This does not sound objective. I have found some persons to be familiars and some to be strangers to reason and accuracy, whether Buddhist, Christian, atheist or what else.
I think you have been buying into someone's propaganda.

“The way forward for Buddhism and science is through a mutually respectful dialogue and collaboration in both empirical and theoretical research.”

And Buddhism, we remember, is actually a movement whose founder is celebrated as a member of one particular wealthy family of frail mortals. His contribution is philosophic. Is it unique? Is its core bundle of truths truly better than the Tao, or Post-Freudian Psychology, or other schools of quasi-religious philosophic thought? It seems to be a kind of family business, where our "Great Leader" has a particular skin color and facial shape to be made into statues -- not that there's anything wrong with that.

You also wrote:
"Modern science in no way has discredited all revealed religions. In the aspects of evolution, Darwin’s theory, the Big Bang theory, and the theory of Creationism, are just that, theories."

Please read about what a "Theory" structure in science actually is. The word does not, repeat, not denote "meagerly thought" or "just a guess."

The wave/particle flows in questions of justice, purpose and love are a more complex phenomena to consider
than the wave/particle flows in chemistry, physics or even biology. Religion is flailing about on the frontiers of this, it seems to me.
Mike

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