Bangkok Podcast: Religion & Science

2017-10-18T21:48:01+07:00July 4th, 2011|Bangkok Podcast Season 1, Buddhism Series|2 Comments

Bangkok Podcast 60: Religion & Science

We’re very happy to welcome back Phra Pandit, the British-born monk who joins us to talk about everything from Buddhist canon to nuclear power. Today, Phra Pandit talks with us about how Buddhism sees science. Is it as hostile as some other religions often see it, or is it more of a peaceful co-existence? Are there areas which conflict with The Buddha’s teachings, or does Buddhism take every new discovery in stride?

Phra Pandit also educates us on why writing might not be the most reliable method to pass information down through generations, what Buddhism believes heaven and hell to be, whether or not we have a soul, and even a few theories on neuro-plasticity and something called the God Helmet.

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  1. Anthony MacGregor July 6, 2011 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Hey, great interview Greg and Tony. Pandit is great guy to interview but you really brought out his best sid ean dmost interesting views.

  2. Johan Leide November 7, 2012 at 3:23 am - Reply

    I continuously listen to podcasts and I must send a thanks for your excellent collection of Bangkok/Thai insights.
    I have now listened to most of your programs and must say that even if almost all are excellent this #60 is an all time high, not only among your own but of all PodCasts I listened to. Wish I could learn so much every day.
    Thanks to your program have booked three weeks christmas break in Thailand.
    All the best

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