Me too.Mawkish1983 wrote: The compatibility is one of the factors that originally made Buddhism SO appealing to me.
Great posts above (after mine), good points.
Hi Bhante,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]
they can, but I think not really beneficially, refer to my postzavk wrote:I don't think anyone is saying that science and Buddhism cannot mutually inform each other.
according to your definition I have to say "buddhism and science are compatible"zavk wrote:From what I have read, I don't think anyone here is saying 'Buddhism and science are not compatible'.
I find this very important.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.
I suspect Buddhism is compatible with myth, and science is one of the myths.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
I'll second that!Mawkish1983 wrote:I'm trying to unravel what you mean but I'm struggling. Can you maybe clarify a bit for me, why is science myth?
Nothing has self-essence including this statement - and therefore also all "facts of science".
Because everything is myth, since nothing has self-essence. What else can it be? There is no thing/moment that is "fact". Every single "fact" that has ever been, is, will be, really a fiction. We create a nice concrete reference point for everything - supernovas, atoms, sentences, ideologies, etc. But those reference points are always changing. They always empty/extend/refer themselves into other reference points, other things/moments. Therefore they are not really facts - more like fictions. Yes, no?Mawkish1983 wrote:I'm trying to unravel what you mean but I'm struggling. Can you maybe clarify a bit for me, why is science myth?