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science and buddhism forum?

Postby anjali » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:02 pm

Would you consider making a science and buddhism forum?

I am going to submit a science article link and some quotes (Empathy Represses Analytic Thought, and Vice Versa: Brain Physiology Limits Simultaneous Use of Both Networks, http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 161416.htm), but there isn't an obvious place to post. Dharma-free-for-all, Lounge or maybe News & Current Events are the likely places, but perhaps if there was a specific forum for science related stuff, we could start collecting some interesting links and discussion in one place?
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Re: science and buddhism forum?

Postby lobster » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:00 am

I would find this helpful too. :thumbsup:
Buddhism as mind science that is verifiable as beneficial. It is about time scientists underwent mind training. :tongue:
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Re: science and buddhism forum?

Postby viniketa » Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:37 am

To avoid it becoming silly, it could be a sub-forum of Academic Buddhism.

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Re: science and buddhism forum?

Postby Sherab Dorje » Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:32 pm

I reckon it's a very good idea!
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Re: science and buddhism forum?

Postby anjali » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:30 pm

Viniketa's idea of putting it in Academic Discussion sounds like a pretty good idea. I hadn't thought of that. It would kick the standard of discussion up a notch. If it is created in AD, then we could try it out a while on an experimental basis and see how it works.
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Re: science and buddhism forum?

Postby Yudron » Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:10 pm

It begins to sound really good if it is put in the Academic forum. I like "science" to be scientific.
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Re: science and buddhism forum?

Postby dharmagoat » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:21 am

Yudron wrote:I like "science" to be scientific.

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The Buddhist Science Forum?

Postby Quiet Heart » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:37 am

:shrug:
Seems like everyone likes the idea, but it hasn't been created yet.
In the meantime I've found this article that I (at least) find interesting and it definately has a "science" edge to it.
So I hope I can get away with posting a link to the article?
The story is at:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... Science%29

Hope it will work.
Any comments appreciated.
Thank you
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P.S. The article is about a recent discovery of what MAY be a precourser to DNA and a possible link to a life system that MAY have predated DNA based life.
On Earth.
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in your wife's lovely face
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Re: The Buddhist Science Forum?

Postby lobster » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:21 am

Fascinating [raises Spock type eyebrow]
Never heard of AEG before. As we get closer to the link between animate and inanimate, perhaps rocks will be seen as a primitive form of pre sentience and potential Buddhas? :woohoo:
More work for the Mahayana . . .
Interestingly I notice as science has incurred on the gap of the life giving flying spaghetti monster, that is no longer a proof of Divine Noodliness. I hope science is enabled to study further the genetic changes of practitioners, some interesting work there . . . :thumbsup:
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Re: The Buddhist Science Forum?

Postby catmoon » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:13 am

What, you question his Divine Noodliness? Geez, what next? No more Tanginess of the Holy and Harmonious Tomato Sauce? What about the Splendid, Sumptuous and Superb Symmetry of His Cheesy Sprinkles? I suppose you're going to tell us it's just RANDOM or something?
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Re: science and buddhism forum?

Postby lobster » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:37 pm

It is oodles of noodles out there. For example in quantum tunnelling which occurs in the human nose and in photosynthesis . . . basically particles bypass going through and just arrive . . .
http://tmxxine.tumblr.com/quantumbiology

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Re: science and buddhism forum?

Postby purple rose » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:52 pm

Thanks for the suggestion.

The team is currently discussing whether to create a specific science and buddhism forum/sub forum. Until such times as a decision is reached this thread will be locked.

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