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24 May

Rationalism and Buddha

“Rationalism is as old as Buddha. Buddha was the earliest rationalist. In his Dhamma, there is no room for superstitions. He refused to speak on the soul, God, devils, ghosts, the origin of earth or mankind, or the afterlife. He considered them inconsistent with his philosophy. He considered discussions on these topics a waste of […]

23 Dec

Modern neuroscience is eroding the idea of free will

Here is an interesting story in the Economist. “IN THE late 1990s a previously blameless American began collecting child pornography and propositioning children. On the day before he was due to be sentenced to prison for his crimes, he had his brain scanned. He had a tumour. When it had been removed, his paedophilic tendencies […]

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