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Olivia Judson is a pearl with her insights and essays about science

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She really nails it in my mind in this week’s essay and here is the last paragraph to show you what I mean about her:

But there’s one way in which we should not be limited: imagination. As Einstein put it, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

So often conventional wisdom is wrong about how things really are. Real science is like fine art in a very fundamental way. It’s more humanistic than deductive or reductive. Religion should be that way too. But too many religious leaders are looking backwards. Imagination only happens in the forward direction. That’s why I favor the scientific view over 99% of the religious view!


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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/11/04 at 07:36