The meaning of life, seriously
Hey all. I thought some of you might find this interesing: A biologist / philosopher I know, Massimo Pigliucci, is writing a book using a blog to post rough drafts of his chapters for feedback. The book is to be titled "The Meaning of Life, Seriously" and he intends to cover lots of topics that I assume would be of interests to Buddhists.
I have two reasons for alerting you all to this: one altruistic and one less so. The altruistic reason is I think Massimo's writing is great and his thoughts are loaded with both wisdom and knowledge of the world and the history of philosophy and science. Thus, I figure some of you might enjoy and benefit from reading his posts.
But the less altruistic motive is that he seems far more knowledgeable about western philosophy than eastern (this is an assumption of mine - I could be wrong). By commenting on his blog we have the opportunity to provide him information from the zen perspective - which I expect he'd love to hear. He welcomes all (registered bloggers) to comment. In short, I think it would be a shame if a book that purports to cover this huge topic were to ignore or dismiss the zen perspective (as if all of reality can be explained by western science and philosophy!).
here's the link: