Friday, September 16, 2005

Science Without Borders

Science Without Borders
Michael Shermer (The New York Sun)
Although I applaud the Dalai Lama for his liberal open-mindedness to science, he still has some things to learn about science. Just because a current theory or philosophy of science fails to account for a phenomenon does not mean that science itself should be abandoned. And any attempt to blend religion with science, no matter how thoughtful and respectful of both traditions, can only lead to the reduction of the deity to the laws and forces of nature. A scientist will inevitably search for how, and by what forces and mechanisms, God or karma operated in the world.

Book review of The Universe in a Single Atom.

1 comment:

Cloe Q. N'Dagir said...

His Holiness has certainly liberally and open mindedly taken money from whack jobs.

http://www.salon.com/news/1998/07/13news.html