What was taught at O/Ls
Electrons rotate in fixed shells.
=> Concrete, Stability, Permanence.
=> In line with the theory of creator of the universe, the God.
=> Managed to understand electricity.
What was taught at A/Ls
Electrons moves in different types/shapes of shells at different levels.
=> Half truth.
=> Managed to understand organic and Inorganic reactions.
What was taught at the University:
Special principle of relativity:
If a system of coordinates K is chosen so that, in relation to it, physical laws hold good in their simplest form, the same laws hold good in relation to any other system of coordinates K' moving in uniform translation relatively to K.
Albert Einstein: The foundation of the general theory of relativity, Section A, §1
=> A bit closer to the truthResult of the finding: Western culture invented nuclear bomb.
Heisenberg uncertainty principle:
"The measurement of position necessarily disturbs a particle's momentum, and vice versa"
What The Buddha told 2500 years ago:
"All is impermanent. And what is the all that is impermanent?" (SN 35.43/vol. iv, 28)
"Whatever is subject to origination [samudaya] is subject to cessation [nirodha]" (MN 56)
What does the greatest Scientist and mathematician of twentieth century said about religion?
"The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this description. If there is any religion that could cope with modern scientific needs it would be Buddhism."
- Albert Einstein
"Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural and the spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity."
- Albert Einstein
Morale of the story:
When westerners getting closer to the truth (so called science), they are developing weapons of mass destruction using those findings new findings.
The Eastern culture had known these concepts for thousands of years and yet lived in harmony with the nature for long time.