Thursday, June 29, 2017
Buddhism and the Principles of Science
Unlike the majority of other religious philosophies, Buddhism has never given any importance to the idea of a first cause, or to any form of cosmology. Theology didn't develop in Buddhism, since practical realization is expected of the Practitioner and not abstract debate.
Buddhism does not recognize a conflict between its Teaching and Science because Buddhism is, properly speaking, a practical application of the principles of science: After observing something, a scientist tries to explain what has been seen. The explanation is called an hypothesis. Nature's reality is always the final judge of a scientific theory.