From astronomer Chris Impey at Nautilus:
Interdependence and impermanence. The words have different meanings to a scientist and a Buddhist, but they provide a common ground for a discussion of the interactions and transformations that pervade the physical universe. To a Buddhist, impermanence means there is no permanent and fixed reality; everything is subject to alteration and change. The Buddha said that life is a series of different moments, joining to give the impression of continuous flow, like a river. The scientific view is similar, from a human as a persistent biological pattern even as the cells are continuously living and dying, to the processes in the universe that continuously exchange and transform matter and energy. Buddhist interdependence means that nothing possesses its own irreducible self-nature; everything depends on something else for its existence. All existence is relational. As for science, interdependence is obvious in biology, but it also applies in physical science, where structures all the way from atoms to galaxies involve the interdependence of particles via forces. More.
Hmmm. One wonders if the Buddhists so inclined have grasped that modern cosmology is actually turnng into a “post-truth”war on falsifiability ,where “interdependence” is void because evolution has bred a sense of reality out of us.
Most people look for more than that from a religion they go to a lot of trouble over.
See also: Dalai Lama says if scientific method finds Buddhist principles wrong, Buddhism must change. But the scientific method is becoming a casualty of post-fact science. What dos the Lama propose to do, as that becomes ever more obvious?
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