Tibetan Monks Meet Science Near the Roof of the World

Chris Impey: As the workshop draws to a close, they’ve learned a lot, but so have I. Modern cosmology is a sophisticated edifice based on a century of observations, but it’s intriguing that many aspects have been anticipated by Asian traditions, such as the idea of multiple universes and innumerable habitable worlds. Nothing I’ve said is discordant with their Buddhist training. This is salutary to someone who lives in a Western culture where science and religion often seem to be at odds.



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