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As if Harris can ignore three million american buddhists

August 26th, 2014 · No Comments


Harris’ strategy is very puzzling: the US alone has three million buddhists, yet Harris wishes to reinvent/coopt this phalanx by trying to factor ‘enlightenment’ out of the picture in the name of ‘waking up’, the biggest cliche in fake mediation of the last two millennia. To be sure, you can plateau out short of enlightenment with a path of ‘self-consciousness’, but even that has no place in the world of scientism Harris inhabits.
The project of neuroscience proposed is not suited to the task set for it: it is like demanding we all use assembler code instead of a high-level programming language. I think that some day science will come upon these issues in a serious way, but in the meantime we must find better categories than ‘just the latest science discovery’.

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