notself wrote:Kim O'Hara wrote:notself wrote:Even the most precise scientific inquiry is colored by perception and assumption. The very instruments we use to examine reality create bias because we only measure those things we can imagine or perceive. Pure science is an approximation of the truth and is always subject to falsification.
All true, Notself, but what does that mean to you in the context of this thread? What implications do you wish us to draw from it?
Making science the measure on truth in Buddhism can be a mistake. The quote "If science proves some belief of Buddhism wrong, then Buddhism will have to change." is from the Dalai Lama. I don't necessarily think that it is the job of science to prove or disprove Buddhism. If some scientific hypothesis or theory conflicts with Buddhim, I don't think Buddhism necessarily has to change. I think science need to look at its experimental evidence for possible error.
It also begs the question. What has the Dalai Lama got to do with anything from a Theravada perspective ? I'm sure he is a nice chap and all.
NB This is the General Theravada Forum.