Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Speaking of Alex Tsakiris. . .

I enjoyed the latest Skeptiko podcast with Rabbi Rami Shapiro. Shapiro and Alex discussed the relationship between science and religion, and both of them felt strongly that religion needs to take into account the results of scientific research. Best quote from Shapiro:

If science can disprove some aspect of Judaism, then to hold on to it makes me, I guess, a loyal Jew, but a stupid human being… If my religion says that the world is flat, and I can show a photograph that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the world is round, but as a faithful person I’m going to hold onto the flatness of things, then yeah, I’m a faithful idiot.

Shapiro is interested in nondual spirituality, which is also an interest of mine.

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