The Science Delusion: Part One Of Materialism and Zen (by Bub Sahn)

The Science Delusion: Part One Of Materialism and Zen

I introduce one very interesting article, written by Bub Sahn.

See the link.

He abstracted as,

“This article aims to show that evidence does not lead to theoretical truth – that is, despite scientific theories being empirically successful, being supported by evidence, and accepted by the scientific community that does not mean they are true.  It starts by looking at how the ‘no-miracles’ thesis leads many to naively conclude that science somehow maps the truth.  Then it looks at several examples where scientific theories have been remarkably successful but have later been shown not to be true.  It then looks at how evidence for a theory can not prove that a theory is true and conversely how evidence against can not prove a theory is false; and lastly it looks at how falsification (making novel predictions) also does not tell you if a theory is correct or not.  It concludes by saying that no matter how much evidence there is for or against a theory that alone can not prove that a theory is correct or not and then considers the way most working scientists deal with this without becoming completely skeptical.

 This is the first in a three part series looking at materialism.  This post looks at the nature of scientific evidence generally.  The second part looks at the evidence for and against materialism and the third part looks at the relationship between Zen Buddhism and materialism. ” 


About BJ Avilla

I am a pan-mythical thriller writer, mainly seeking for inter-religious communication, peace, and the view of relative truth. I am against all the perverted ideas and paradigms such as political Zionism and extreme nationalism as well as all types of colonialism, and religious and cultural elitism, which have been threatening world peace for many centuries. Thank you for visiting my blog.
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One Response to The Science Delusion: Part One Of Materialism and Zen (by Bub Sahn)

  1. BJ Avilla says:

    I agree with the author. Although materialism (so called physical science) looks very solid, they are also based on a tentative thesis (premise). Thus, it is supposed to be rebuilt or refuted by the anti-thesis. However, Buddhist teaching is against all of the temporary theses and presumptions.  

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