Friday, July 25, 2008

A Zen Rebuttal to Chris Hitchens

The Gazette has published a rebuttal to Chris Hitchens by Albert Low, the director of the Montreal Zen Center. He writes:

To feel that creativity and evolution share so much in common, that evolution seems to be slow-motion creativity, does not mean that one must automatically invoke a god who is the creator. Creativity does not need a creative agent; it does not even need consciousness.

This is confirmed by much research into creativity and attested to by us all when we are faced with a difficult problem and decide "to sleep on it." Buddhism is quite at home with a creative and intelligent world, and with intelligent evolution in that world, even though a Buddhist neither affirms nor denies the existence of God.

Something new to think about.

1 comment:

  1. I wrote a rebuttal as well, in Hitchens vs. Houtchens at the Houtchblog.

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