BIG BANG COSMOLOGY VIEWS: The Popes in the Vatican and the Dalai Lama in Dharmasala

This is not a lofty discourse on Big Bang cosmology and the religions. I don’t know anything about such things.

Here is an issue about “processes”. What is the process by which a large organization takes a position on a large issue?

For the Catholic Church, the Pope is advised by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. This Academy repeatedly gave bum advice to the Pope of the time. These Popes then felt compelled to align their religious worldview with Big Bang (with some expressed angst), and in the process, to endorse Big Bang.

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I was not able to find anything about the scientific advisory process for the Dalai Lama. He certainly does not have a formal office for this purpose. But western scientists visit his place and brief him on various matters.

So it seems astounding to me that the man would listen to the western establishment sahibs’ authoritative account of Big Bang as a fully accepted science, and think about it and assimilate it, and then say: Nah!

Here is the relevant article by the Dalai Lama, dated Jan-Feb, 2014.

Among people in important leadership position, he may be quite unique in displaying this degree of conviction in his own mental faculties, his training in logic, and his belief system.

I am bowled over!

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