Re: "Epicycles": How Islam Won, and Lost, the Lead in Science

From: J. R. Molloy (jr@shasta.com)
Date: Tue Oct 30 2001 - 19:31:02 MST


From: "Amara Graps" <amara@amara.com>
> The teaching stories
> are strikingly similar between Zen Buddhism and Sufism.

Yes, the teaching stories are similar in Zen and Sufism... and also in Yoga,
Taoism, Gnosticism, and Chassidism.
The reason for this is left as an exercise for the student.


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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment, malevolent AI

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.



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