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The Path Between Pseudo-Spirituality and Pseudo-Science
« on: April 17, 2014, 07:26:33 PM »
http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/the-path-between-pseudo-spirituality-and-pseudo-science
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Authors who attempt to build a bridge between science and spirituality tend to make one of two mistakes: Scientists generally start with an impoverished view of spiritual experience, assuming that it must be a grandiose way of describing ordinary states of mind?parental love, artistic inspiration, awe at the beauty of the night sky. In this vein, one finds Einstein?s amazement at the intelligibility of Nature?s laws described as though it were a kind of mystical insight.

New Age thinkers usually enter the ditch on the other side of the road: They idealize altered states of consciousness and draw specious connections between subjective experience and the spookier theories at the frontiers of physics. Here we are told that the Buddha and other contemplatives anticipated modern cosmology or quantum mechanics and that by transcending the sense of self, a person can realize his identity with the One Mind that gave birth to the cosmos. In the end, we are left to choose between pseudo-spirituality and pseudo-science. -
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Re: The Path Between Pseudo-Spirituality and Pseudo-Science
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2014, 07:55:17 PM »
http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/the-path-between-pseudo-spirituality-and-pseudo-science
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Authors who attempt to build a bridge between science and spirituality tend to make one of two mistakes: Scientists generally start with an impoverished view of spiritual experience, assuming that it must be a grandiose way of describing ordinary states of mind?parental love, artistic inspiration, awe at the beauty of the night sky. In this vein, one finds Einstein?s amazement at the intelligibility of Nature?s laws described as though it were a kind of mystical insight.

New Age thinkers usually enter the ditch on the other side of the road: They idealize altered states of consciousness and draw specious connections between subjective experience and the spookier theories at the frontiers of physics. Here we are told that the Buddha and other contemplatives anticipated modern cosmology or quantum mechanics and that by transcending the sense of self, a person can realize his identity with the One Mind that gave birth to the cosmos. In the end, we are left to choose between pseudo-spirituality and pseudo-science. -

Interesting article, BD.  8)

 

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