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Huston Smith's Forgotten Truth


  1. What does Smith say science is not, and why does he make such a point of this, do you think?

  2. What does Smith say science is?

  3. In chapter five Smith lays out some underlying similarities between the basic teachings of science and the basic teachings of what he terms "The primordial tradition." Which of those similarities (pick out a couple of them) do you think are the most important? Please explain, in a sentence of two, why you think those are so important.