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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony; Reprint edition (Sept. 12 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0767920813
  • ISBN-13: 978-0767920810
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 13.4 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 91 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #110,881 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kieran Fox on Nov. 9 2010
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Though so well-written and polished that it's impossible these are the words of H.H. himself, I have no reason to suspect the spirit and intention behind the words isn't truly his own. This is a great read, and I think that the Dalai Lama had only the best of intentions in producing this work.

It starts out very endearingly, relating his early life and introduction to science through Heinrich Harrer and eventually many eminent scientists, after he fled Tibet in 1959. These encounters are presented in a very charming and humorous way and the Dalai Lama's humility shines as he makes every effort to take his background in Buddhist philosophy and somehow use it to grasp genetics, cosmology, quantum physics, neuroscience and more. If only every non-scientist took such an active interest!

The problem though, for me, is that this lack of real scientific training becomes evident as the Dalai Lama begins to present his own arguments. There are frequent calls for rational inquiry, comparison of disparate claims mediated by valid evidence, etc., but when it comes down to it he seems incapable of following these principles. As an example, the thorny issue of human cloning comes up, and H.H. mentions his own profound disgust when first becoming aware of the implications - and then goes on to recommend our 'innate sense of disgust' as valid criteria for deciding what's right and wrong, as these extremely complex issues begin to pile up around us. This might even be a good criteria in this particular situation - but then, there are a lot of people who think they feel an 'innate disgust' at Islam, or Christianity, and that doesn't prove it's 'wrong.
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I recently read " A Universe from Nothing " by Prof L. Krauss. I recommend it highly , it is cutting edge quantum physics in
laymans terms , and is very interesting and entertaining to read. "The Universe in a Single atom " is from 2005 , but the ideas
discussed by the Dalai Lama are somewhat older. The blending of ancient thoughts with modern quantum physics is
mind boggling. Any book that the Dalai Lama produces is worthy of a look , he is a knowledgeable fellow , but this book is a gem in
two different disciplines . Very heavy stuff, highly recommended , and on the Amazon used market it is inexpensive.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Nicole Garden on Aug. 4 2009
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The Dalai Lama reveals how, in his travels and discussions with scientists, he has discovered that base science is putting proof to things Buddhists have believed for centuries. The interconnectedness of nature, the value of empirical proof, and the incomprehensible vastness of the universe are presented from the context of the Buddhist philosophy. Inspiring and engaging proof that science and spirituality need not be mutually exclusive, nor need they be necessarily in opposition of one another; rather, they can operate in parallel to reveal the whole truth of our human existence.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Blair Dowden on Sept. 23 2013
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The Dalai Lama clearly has a long-standing and genuine interest in science. He has access to the best minds in science, and hosts an annual conference on science. To his credit, he is humble about his limited understanding, and does not claim to have divine knowledge about what is true science. While he faithfully records what the scientists tell him in the book, it seems that he does not always understand them.

On page 12 he presents a concise summary of his philosophy of science, tied together with dubious logic. Unfortunately it ignores what the scientists told him. As it nicely sums up what is wrong in this otherwise worthwhile book, this review will examine it in detail, rather than evaluate the entire book.

“I have noticed that many people hold an assumption that the scientific view of the world should be the basis for all knowledge and all that is knowable. This is scientific materialism.”

The scientific view of the world is that it is comprehensible. We can explain what we observe by conjecturing rules, and testing to ensure they work. As our knowledge and investigative tools improve, we can observe new things that were unimaginable before. So science is the basis for all that is observable, remembering that there is always much more to be discovered. Ideas are an integral part of the reality that science investigates. Science itself is driven by our creativity, inventing new ideas to explain how the world works. “Scientific Materialism” is misleading if it means that scientific method is excluded from studying our mental processes or philosophy.

“This view upholds a belief in an objective world, independent of the contingency of its observers.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John Obermeier on April 7 2012
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This is only "full length" copy on the market today. Well written and researched and absolutely astounding in what is revealed. A must have for the spiritual Seeker. John O.
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