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A Compassionate Universe?

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Science  03 Feb 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5761, pp. 611-612
DOI: 10.1126/science.1123276

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The Universe in a Single Atom. The Convergence of Science and Spirituality. By the Dalai Lama. Morgan Road, New York, 2005. 224 pp. $24.95, C$32.95. ISBN: 0-7679-2066-X.

The author offers a Buddhist perspective on the relation between science and religion through discussions of such contentious topics as the origin of the universe, human consciousness, evolution, and genetic engineering.