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In this book-length conversation, French Buddhist monk Ricard and Vietnamese-born astrophysicist Trinh explore how Buddhism and modern science address life's big questions. Among the matters they touch on, sometimes fleetingly and sometimes in depth, are the illusory nature of phenomena, the guiding intelligence of nature, and the search for the mechanisms that drive planets and humans alike. Both authors, each conversant in the other's medium, argue against reductionist views of nature. And both provide plenty of data that support Albert Einstein's declaration that "if there is any religion that could correspond to the needs of modern science, it would be Buddhism."
Hard-nosed skeptics will perhaps find Ricard and Trinh's reconciliation arguable. Still, the record of their conversation makes fascinating reading and provides a useful overview of scientific reasoning and spiritual inquiry. --Gregory McNamee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book uses a dialectic method, it style, this can seem odd to folks not familiar with it (a conversion or debate between two voices)
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This book has opened my mind to the path of enlightenment and given me a hope that science and spirituality can coexist. Read morePublished 1 month ago
A few editing changes could be made for accuracy's sake, but very thought provoking and thoughtful conversation.Published 1 month ago by webbates
One of the best books I have ever read.It is well to BELIEVE IN Scientific Empiricism and/or Buddhist Empiricism. Read morePublished 3 months ago by William A Black
Interesting discution to say the least, leading to research more about many questions.Published 7 months ago by fernando lopes de barros
I agree with other reviewers that it is almost essential to know quite a bit about Buddhist epistemology and the now-you-see-it/now-you-don't, probability-field nature of... Read morePublished 8 months ago by James Kenney
Simply the best book on the market for exploring the consistencies of thought between quantum physics and the Buddha's teachings on interdependence. Read morePublished 9 months ago by James Connor