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Offline TripleBBB

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Buddia/Einstein
« on: 29/05/2005 17:39:13 »
I've heard how Einstein and Buddia have somehow made frightningly similar remarks about the universe. Is there some kind of metaphysical relationship bettween science and theology that could explain this? What might this show about how humans experince the universe?

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Re: Buddia/Einstein
« Reply #1 on: 29/05/2005 18:13:47 »
Humans experience the universe through their various senses, so I imagine the fact that Buddha and Einstein both of which were inspirational thinkers sharing all the common senses (as far as I know)... might have shared a similar world view, if not from different philosophical stances. I guess that if Einstein was blind or deaf he might well have come up with other ideas; I wonder what he would have made of light without directly experiencing it? All though Buddhists do like to think that not much about the universe can be proven, since everything we think up is only a reflection of our perception of the world; which might have nothing to do with its true nature. To some extent I think this is true, but we (not me I suck at maths :D) can use mathematics to abstract away from our normal world view, and possibly model in some tangible way the true nature of things.

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« Last Edit: 29/05/2005 18:22:56 by Ultima »
 

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Re: Buddia/Einstein
« Reply #2 on: 29/05/2005 19:41:45 »
I think I understand how mathematics could be used in order to better sense a higher reality given that things we perceive are relative to it. The next step may be understanding how the mind changes the truth. Thanks for the reply Ultima.

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Re: Buddia/Einstein
« Reply #3 on: 29/05/2005 21:44:20 »
http://www.buddhanet.net/budintel/science/bcopscie.htm

but then again, Buddhism is more of a philosophy than strictly a religion.

The living are the dead on holiday.  -- Maurice de Maeterlinck (1862-1949)
 

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