appicchato wrote:Science deals with the physical world...Buddhism (BuddhaDhamma) deals with the mind...oil and water is pretty tough to mix...
Fede wrote:Science is fundamentally not about Altruism, and in fact there is much in science which is detrimental to humanity.
TheDhamma wrote:Buddhism can be seen as compatible with science.
TheDhamma wrote:I think Buddhism does deal with the physical world, as well as the mind.
Mawkish1983 wrote:The compatibility is one of the factors that originally made Buddhism SO appealing to me.
appicchato wrote:It does because we're here, although all the work is about what is upstairs...I won't belabor the point, it's just my take on it... [/i]
zavk wrote:I don't think anyone is saying that science and Buddhism cannot mutually inform each other.
zavk wrote:From what I have read, I don't think anyone here is saying 'Buddhism and science are not compatible'.
zavk wrote:And indeed as you are saying, I too think that Buddhism can provide a much needed ethical dimension to the activities of science. However, what some people might argue--as I have--is that we should not mistake the two to be the same thing just because they are compatible.
Mawkish1983 wrote:Personally I find it hard to understand why anyone would follow a religion that isn't compatible, but that's their choice I suppose
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