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Guest: Dr. B. Alan Wallace, Tibetan Buddhism scholar, explores his research into human consciousness, and how some skeptical critics are mistaken about Buddhism and its implications for understanding how our brain works: “…this is what bothers me about many of the so called skeptics… what they are doing is defending the status quo which doesn’t take a whole lot of guts. They are about as skeptical as Pat Robertson or Billy Graham. They too have a congregation behind them. They all agree; they’re skeptical of other religions, they’re skeptical of materialism, and so forth. I just don’t see much difference in the skepticism of a religious fundamentalist and a hard-core, committed, scientific materialist.”
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