chapter  III
BUDDHISM AND SCIENCE Buddhism and the Scientific Revolution (from WP3) by Prof. K. N. Jayatilleke
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It is an historical fact that the scientific revolution which took its rise in the seventeenth century in the West was largely responsible for upsetting the earlier religious conception of the universe. Not only did science controvert the specific dogmas of Western religion, but it seemed to have undermined the foundations as well as the fundamental concepts implicit in the religious outlook on things.