Friday, February 24, 2006

Scientists Protest Against Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama was in Washington to give a speech on meditation and neuroscience at the society for neuroscience's annual meeting. Some scientists were up in arms about having such a person at their meeting. They even went so far as to set up an online petition, others are boycotting the event or withholding their conference papers.
Buddha On The Brain
"The protesters complain that the Tibetan leader isn't qualified to speak about brain science. They fret that he'll draw media attention away from important findings presented at the conference. Worst of all, his presence muddles the distinction between objective inquiry and faith." wired
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