At Odds

AT ODDS   Researchers seeking solutions can’t say, “Things are the way they are because of God.” From Spirit, scientists must shy away or risk their labors be seen as slipshod. The fraction of them considered devout must keep their studies apart from belief, not daring to proselytize about what brings their natures comfort and […]

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Scientific Testament

SCIENTIFIC TESTAMENT   A scientist trusts in what has been proved through repeated experimentation. Assertions of faith will leave him unmoved until they have achieved validation. Religious beliefs often leave him cold and skeptical of professed prophecies based mostly on hearsay and tales twice-told, not carefully tested hypotheses. This doesn’t make him an atheist, though. […]

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Completely Contented

“I do not see how a man can work on the frontiers of physics and write poetry at the same time. They are in opposition.”
– Paul Dirac to Robert Oppenheimer

“You forgot that science has evolved from poetry, and failed to see that a change of times might beneficently reunite the two as friends, at a higher level and to mutual advantage.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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