Book Review

Are Buddhism and science incompatible?

ss06212013p06pha.jpgTHE SCIENTIFIC BUDDHA: HIS SHORT AND HAPPY LIFE
By Donald S. Lopez Jr.
Published by Yale University Press, $25

Donald Lopez is on a mission. In his “role as a scholar,” he feels called “to protect, preserve, and defend the religion that he studies.” More specifically in this book, he seeks resolutely to protect and defend “the old Buddha” from “the scientific Buddha.”