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Western Science and Buddha Dhamma

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Abstract: The speaker will discuss what knowledge is and then look at western science as another system of knowledge. Western science will be contrasted with Buddha Dhamma which is on renunciation of knowledge as well.

Dr. Nalin de Silva is a theoretical Cosmologist. He got his PhD from Sussex University in 1970, completing it within one and half years, which is still an unbroken record at the University. His thesis was on gravitational lenses and retrograde motion in General Relativity. Later in Sri Lanka, he also worked on epistemology and philosophy of science. He has published numerous books and articles introducing new concepts on how different systems of knowledge are related to cultures, discussing the difference between Dhamma and knowledge systems.

The event programme is as follows:

17:00 Talk on "Western Science and Buddha Dhamma." 
17:45 Questions and answers
18:15 Refreshments and End

This event is free and open to all. There will be free snacks and soft drinks after the event. This is a hybrid event, and the speaker will join online.

If you cannot join in person, you are also welcome to join online.

Zoom ID: 943 8715 2032

This talk is part of the Buddhist Society Talks series.

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