Sir Martin Rees on science and spirituality,

“Let me say that I don’t see any conflict between science and religion. I go to church as many other scientists do. I share with most religious people a sense of mystery and wonder at the universe and I want to participate in religious ritual and practices because they’re something that all humans can share.”

Couldn’t agree more, Sir Rees. After reading Teilhard, particularly his thoughts on the future of Earth, I was reminded that I owned “Our Final Hour,” by Sir Rees. Haven’t had a chance to read it until now. So far, so good!

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  1. The Dalai Lama said Buddhists and scientists have something in common — they both seek to dispel ignorance with knowledge, gained from experimentation and investigation. They are both trying to find reality.

    “There is much work to be done to integrate the various fragments of life and its general understanding through interdisciplinary inquiry, and no one intellectual discipline alone can fulfill this need,” said Tenzin Priyadarshi, the future Institute’s director.

    The Dalai Lama’s stated that “Up to now, science mainly dealt with external things, while the Buddhist tradition is to analyze and investigate our inner world and to transform it. There is potential in working together,”

    “Human values do not have a place in science, at least not yet. Beauty or meaning does not exist for science. Strictly speaking, science does not have a worldview, only a small, partial view. But science is universal. It can be shared across many countries, many cultures, and it has the possibility for growth. For 400 years, science has been accumulating, growing, and modifying its own principles by its own power. Buddhism can help provide a more integrated view of things to it”.

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