Monday, December 19, 2011

Middle Ground Between Science and Religion

It takes remarkable integrity on the part of Haidt (an atheist) and the Dalai Lama (who is thought of by some to be a demigod) to make these remarks.

My research indicates that a small set of innate moral intuitions guide and constrain the world’s many moralities, and one of these intuitions is that the body is a temple housing a soul within.
—Jonathan Haidt in The Happiness Hypothesis.  2006.  Basic Books.

...if scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims.
—Dalai Lama, from 
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