In a talk that ranges from evolutionary biology to modern physics, and draws from Eastern and Western philosophical traditions, Neil Theise, Professor of Pathology and Medicine at Mount Sinai, delves into various expressions of the nature of reality and concludes that it is because different questions are asked that different answers are given. He suggests that the universe exists because it has to, and concludes with a koan that if boundaries are where we give and receive, what is compassion in the realm of the boundless?
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