“If scientific …

“If scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims.”

Guess who said this? As a hint, this post is almost exclusively directed to Musings of an Almost Biology Major. (I don’t think the @ feature works here…)


4 responses to ““If scientific …”

  1. h4rr7h00d says :

    I cheated, haha, googled the quote. Thought for sure it would be a famous scientist. Anyway, as a commentary on this particular quote, I think it would make a difference if it was a gnostic religion (enlightenment gained from increased awareness/knowledge) vs a faith-based religion. As far as I understand, Buddhism is gnostic in nature, so would surrender to scientific scrutiny.

    • h4rr7h00d says :

      Actually I should say it is possible to prove or disprove tenets of a faith-based religion with science. Just that it’s a pointless activity.

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