Re: [humanism-174] Re: new member update

From: Josh
Sent on: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 8:26 PM
Well, you don't have to do much research to see Judaism's opinion on Intellectualism:
Spinoza
Einstein
Freud
Salk...

There are a few ultra orthodox sects that do discourage intellectualism, but for the most part it's greatly encouraged


On Jan 22,[masked]:58 PM, Sona <[address removed]> wrote:
The Dalai Lama has explicitly stated that when his contemplative beliefs conflict with neuroscience, he's always on the side of science.  I think he even collaborates with some academic professors on neuroscience research at universities throughout the US.  Especially research on the neural underpinnings of consciousness and the basic science of higher meditative states.

Sona



On Jan 22,[masked]:29 PM, Mark Tiborsky <[address removed]> wrote:
Point taken, Jan.
Might Buddhism & certain strains of Judaism also encourage true intellectual pursuits, rather than trying to force science to fit dogma?

On Jan 22,[masked]:53 PM, Jan <[address removed]> wrote:
Greetings, All!
 
In reference to the  Wendy Kaminer quote, I'd like to point out that not all religions discourage intellectual pursuits. 
 
Check out
 
~Jan
 




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