3 - Toward Sustainable Science - A Buddhist look at trends in scientific development

3 - Toward Sustainable Science - A Buddhist look at trends in scientific development

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Venerable P.A. Payutto » Secondary Level » Contemporary Issues » Constructive Technology An Extract from "Toward Sustainable Science" A Buddhist look at trends in scientific development Venerable P.A. Payutto was born in 1939 in Suphanburi Province, Thailand. He became a novice at the age of 13, and while still a novice completed the highest grade of Pali examination, an achievement for which he was honoured with ordination as a monk under Royal Patronage in 1961. After completing a degree in Buddhist studies from Mahachulalongkorn Buddhist University and a Higher Certificate in Education in 1962 and 1963 respectively, he acted as Deputy Secretary-General of the Buddhist University and lectured extensively in Thailand and overseas, including time spent lectured at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University and Swarthmore College in the USA. His literary achievements in Thailand are tremendous, the most notable to date being the work of Buddha's teaching, and many of his lectures on social, scientific and educational studies from a Buddhist perspective have been printed. The author is one of Thailand's most well-known Buddhist Scholars. His writings cover not only traditional Buddhist subjects but also Buddhist perspectives on modern academic themes. He was the recipient of the 1994 UNESCO Prize for Peace Education. Universally acknowledged as Thailand's foremost Buddhist scholar, Venerable P. A. Payutto's works range widely, from detailed exposition of the Suttas and Vinaya to consideration of the problems of society, environment, economy, law, and science and technology. On the level of everyday life, or satisfying the everyday needs of humanity, science plays the vital role of paving
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2011 for the course STS 302 taught by Professor Nkriesbert during the Summer '08 term at N.C. State.

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