2005-10-19

When Science Prefers To Be Blind

Again it's about the Dalai Lama (no, I'm not a boudhist)... This time it's about a scientific lecture were the Dalai Lama was invited to participate and talk about a study on the effect of meditation on brain waves and how it can affect the surrounding environment.

Some scientists have petitioned for this to not happen. Just because they think :

But many scientists who signed the petition say they did so because they believe that the field of neuroscience risks losing credibility if it ventures too recklessly into spiritual matters.


I'm sure there is a lot to discover there. If only they tried...

2 comments:

kaiousama said...

Neuroscience has already so much to learn on basilar brain mechanisms underlying cognitive function and data flow that adventuring into complex cognitive examples like spirituality would be, at the current state, only a speculative exercise without real benefit.

Anonymous said...

kaiousama !