By Donald S. Lopez Jr.
In Buddhism and Science, Donald S. Lopez Jr. is much less drawn to comparing the accuracy of such claims than in exploring how and why those probably disparate modes of realizing the internal and outer universe were so repeatedly associated. Lopez opens with an account of the increase and fall of Mount Meru, the good height that stands on the middle of the flat earth of Buddhist cosmography—and which used to be interpreted anew as soon as it proved incompatible with smooth geography. From there, he analyzes the way Buddhist ideas of religious the Aristocracy have been enlisted to help the infamous technology of race within the 19th century. Bringing the tale to the current, Lopez explores the Dalai Lama’s curiosity in medical discoveries, in addition to the consequences of study on meditation for neuroscience.
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Buddhism and Science: A Guide for the Perplexed (Buddhism and Modernity) by Donald S. Lopez Jr.