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Neal commented on Gaurav Somwanshi's blog post Temptations of a Non-Believer
"I'm thinking I'm way behind on my reading."
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Temptations of a Non-Believer

Excerpt from Primo Levi's 'The Drowned and The Saved', a collection of essays depicting his time at the Concentration (extermination) camps :- 'I too entered the Lager as a nonbeliever, and as a nonbeliever I was liberated and have lived to this day. Actually, the experience of the Lager with its frightful iniquity confirmed me in my non-belief. It has prevented me, and still prevents me, from conceiving of any form of providence or transcendant justice… I must nevertheless admit that I…See More
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Adriana commented on Gaurav Somwanshi's blog post Temptations of a Non-Believer
"Primo Levi was a scientist, a chemist, a real humanist, a survivor; I have read all of his books and i highly recommend all of them. "If this is a man", his account of the year he spent at Auschwitz, is a must read in my opinion. He died…"
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Michel commented on Gaurav Somwanshi's blog post Tempatations of a Non-Believer
"Very eloquent!"
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Temptations of a Non-Believer

Excerpt from Primo Levi's 'The Drowned and The Saved', a collection of essays depicting his time at the Concentration (extermination) camps :- 'I too entered the Lager as a nonbeliever, and as a nonbeliever I was liberated and have lived to this day. Actually, the experience of the Lager with its frightful iniquity confirmed me in my non-belief. It has prevented me, and still prevents me, from conceiving of any form of providence or transcendant justice… I must nevertheless admit that I…See More
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Gaurav Somwanshi commented on Gaurav Somwanshi's blog post On Science and Spirituality
"@Adriana @Michel I too agree that the connotations of Spirituality are far too misleading in today's times. But if you read Richard Feynman's and Carl Sagan's book, it becomes very evident that what they had felt was something far…"
Mar 11, 2012
Michel commented on Gaurav Somwanshi's blog post On Science and Spirituality
"LOL:  Or we are a particularly obtuse bunch =)"
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Gaurav Somwanshi commented on Gaurav Somwanshi's blog post On Science and Spirituality
"@MarianneI think you mistook my rhetorical questions for being a part of explanation. The chain of thought goes in the article goes like this- a preceding paragraph elicits all the "current" misconceptions regarding Science and…"
Mar 11, 2012
Marianne commented on Gaurav Somwanshi's blog post On Science and Spirituality
"I can easily understand your words but not so easily understand your chain of thoughts or the logic behind it;  maybe I'm missing something here.  Iwould disagree with some of the assertions you put forward such as that curiosity is…"
Mar 10, 2012
Adriana commented on Gaurav Somwanshi's blog post On Science and Spirituality
"While I do like the general meaning of that Dennett paragraph, I'm not crazy about the word spirituality myself, just like Michel. I think it's hard to re-appropriate a word that has been so often used to signify supernatural stuff, or…"
Mar 10, 2012
Michel commented on Gaurav Somwanshi's blog post On Science and Spirituality
"No we agree on the basics. But I just don't see any need for "spirituality", I think the idea is too misleading. That's not how the mind works. We need another word to describe what is after all nothing but an emotional state."
Mar 10, 2012
Gaurav Somwanshi commented on Gaurav Somwanshi's blog post On Science and Spirituality
"@Michel You misunderstood me- what you said is exactly what I meant (in the next paragraph). I was just eliciting valid doubts that people have. And I explained why the theory is accepted or should accepting the next paragraphs"
Mar 9, 2012
Michel commented on Gaurav Somwanshi's blog post On Science and Spirituality
"Because they work, and reliable verifiable predictions can be made with them. Moreover, you don't need to know how Quarks behave to understand (and accept) the benefits of electromagnetism. Science doesn't have all the answers and never…"
Mar 9, 2012
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On Science and Spirituality

"....life is all about balance. To know the complete truth we must know both sides of the coin. In today's world, where Science has a claim on every objective truth, it has become more important to look at Spirituality too, because it's the other way of seeing things, and another way of reaching more profound truths, because Science has its limits. Science and Spirituality travel on separate paths but eventually meet at one place. It's all about balance.So, let's all pay attention to our great…See More
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Temptations of a Non-Believer

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Excerpt from Primo Levi's 'The Drowned and The Saved', a collection of essays depicting his time at the Concentration (extermination) camps :-

 

'I too entered the Lager as a nonbeliever, and as a nonbeliever I was liberated and have lived to this day. Actually, the experience of the Lager with its frightful iniquity confirmed me in my non-belief. It has prevented me, and still prevents me, from conceiving of any form of providence or transcendant justice… I…

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On Science and Spirituality

Posted on March 9, 2012 at 6:08pm 8 Comments

"....life is all about balance. To know the complete truth we must know both sides of the coin. In today's world, where Science has a claim on every objective truth, it has become more important to look at Spirituality too, because it's the other way of seeing things, and another way of reaching more profound truths, because Science has its limits. Science and Spirituality travel on separate paths but eventually meet at one place. It's all about balance.

So, let's all pay attention to…

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