The Dalai Lama’s new book, The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality received a mixed review from George Johnson in the New York Times Book Review (Sept. 18th, 2005). Johnson, a well known commentator on science and religion, tragically likens Buddhist causality to Intelligent Design, and asserts that Buddhist philosophy of mind was “rejected long ago by mainstream science.”
Buddhists love a good a debate and have responded strongly. B. Alan Wallace of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies posted this essay on the Mind & Life Research Network list-serve. Professor of Philosophy W. Teed Rockwell submitted this letter to the New York Times. I also chimed in with my own letter to the NYT Book Review that was subsequently published.
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