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B. Alan Wallace

Dharma Talks

A New Paradigm for Science and Religion

Since the time of Galileo, science and religion have increasingly appeared to be at odds, with religion slowly but surely losing the battle, B. Alan Wallace observes. His series presents a paradigm in which science and religion join together in a spirit of radical empiricism and open-minded, experiential inquiry.

By B. Alan Wallace

Magazine

Walking Backward Toward the Future

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. –Soren Kierkegaard The ancient Greeks, who put the power of Fate above that of Zeus himself, foresaw our own unpredestinate perspective in their metaphor for how we move toward the future. We do not, they believed, move forward into the future, as if crossing […]

By Jonathan Bricklin
Examining Attention

Magazine

Examining Attention

Attention is not just another “function” alongside other cognitive functions. Its ontological status is of something prior to functions and even to things. The kind of attention we bring to bear on the world changes the nature of the world we attend to, the very nature of the world in which those “functions” would be […]

By Iain McGilchrist
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