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Science and Buddhism Discussion Group, Ongoing

See also Discussion Group (Ango)

Further Options for Reading

The discussion group meets monthly on the last Sunday of each month, from 2 to 4 pm. Everyone is welcome, for all or part.

Options, Alternatives, and References for Discussions

Searching the web is an interesting exercise, with thousands of recent links to puruse. The Discussion Group more firmly establishes directions. Some possible starting points:

Denials of science or medicine by religious extremists are commonly highlighted by modern media. Conversely, Commentary Magazine's January 2014 article, "The Closing of the Scientific Mind" by David Gelernter, coherently frames a common perspective of religions in the scientific community, particularly in Universities. The perspective is likened to that of the Catholic Church in the 16th century. In particular the "computational" analogy of software to mind and brain to computer ignores, e.g., most of the realities of human consciousness, emotions, and body-mind connections.

Suggestions for readings on the history of science and religions, and Buddhism:

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