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The Quantum and the Lotus by Matthieu Ricard
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Jul 25, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: spiritual
Read from July 25 to August 06, 2010

Great book for students of Buddhism in the west. As someone that's never taken a physics class, there were areas of the book that I had to re-read in order to make sure I understood the scientist's perspective correctly. None-the-less I was able to see where these two minds met, which was fascinating. Ricard does a fantastic job explaining the Buddhist belief in Emptiness and lays out a strong case on the need for compassion and ethics in science (and really all areas of life).

Some reviews have complained about the formatting of the book, being that it was written out in a transcript like style. I didn't find this all that distracting; quite the contrary. I'm not sure how else some of these complicated scientific and theological points could have been addressed in a different writing style.

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