Darwin the Buddhist?

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Darwin the Buddhist? Empathy Writings Reveal Parallels (National Geographic)

Charles Darwin probably didn’t know it, but he held views on human empathy that mirror Buddhist beliefs, says a pioneer in decoding facial expressions.

Indeed, after reading Darwin’s work on emotions, the Dalai Lama told Ekman he “would consider himself a Darwinian.”

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  1. I’ll be interested when I see a letter or journal remark that says something about this. Otherwise, just speculation…

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