Sunday, December 12, 2004

The Dalai Lama on Neuroscience

I become increasingly alarmed at the anti-intellectualism that is rampant in our society and is sadly growing. And so it was refreshing when Tom Vinson brought in an article from Nature magazine about Buddhism and the brain. At one point the Dalai Lama was asked "What if neuroscience comes up with information that directly contradicts Buddhist philosphy?" His reply was simple and direct: "Then we would have to change the philosophy to match the science." How wonderful not to be afraid of new discoveries, not to be afraid of truth.

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