A Quote by Michael Pollan on gardeners, weeds, environment, ecology, dualism, and dichotomy

For though we may be the Earth's gardeners, we are also its weeds.  And we won't get anywhere until we come to terms with this crucial ambiguity about our role - that we are at once the problem and the only possible solution to the problem.

Michael Pollan

Source: Second Nature: A Gardener's Education, Pages: 115

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Sol Luckman on science, duality, existence, dualism, and dna

Science has its own versions of the fundamental duality at the heart of existence. The particle-wave duality, in which atomic components are simultaneously particles and waves, is a primary example. Not surprisingly, DNA has also been shown to possess a version of the particle-wave binarism.

Sol Luckman

Source: Conscious Healing: Book One on the Regenetics Method, Pages: 58

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Zoroaster on universalism, dualism, life, spirituality, and zoroasterianism

Now the two primal Spirits, who reveal themselves in
vision as Twins, are the Better and the Bad, in
thought and word and action. Between these two the
wise ones chose aright; the foolish not so.

Zoroaster (c.628 - c.551)

Source: Zend Avesta Yasna 30 Ahunavaiti Gatha verse 3

Contributed by: Lion

A Quote by Thomas Byrom on dualism, unity, and center

One without two,
I am always the same.
I sit in my heart

Thomas Byrom

Source: The Heart of Awareness: A Translation of the Ashtavakra Gita, Pages: 76

Contributed by: gotjosh

A Quote by Warren S. Brown,Nancey C. Murphy,H. on nonreductive physicalism, dualism, monism, and human nature

 Indeed, Whatever Happened to the Soul? is an attempt to establish a perspective on human nature that would allow for greater resonance between science and faith. We have tried to describe the nature of humans from the perspective of disciplines ranging from biology to theology in a way that is reconcilable and congruent. Our attempt has been, in every case, to achieve descriptions that both represent the current state of knowledge in the discipline and harmonize with the descriptions from the other disciplines. In order to increase by a few degrees the warming relationship between science and faith, we have attempted to sound a multi-disciplinary resonant chord (to mix metaphors).

Our core theme - the key of the resonant chord - is a monistic, or holistic, view of humans. In order to avoid confusion with reductionistic or materialistic forms of monism, which we do not wish to espouse, as well as to denote a particular form of monism, we have chosen the label "nonreductive physicalism" to represent our common perspective. Thus, statements about the physical nature of human beings made from the perspective of biology or neuroscience are about exactly the same entity as statements made about the spiritual nature of persons from the point of view of theology or religious traditions. We would disavow the opinion that human science speaks about a physical being, while theology and religion speak about a spiritual essence or soul.

Warren S. Brown,Nancey C. Murphy,H.

Source: Whatever Happened to the Soul? Scientific and Theological Portraits of Human Nature, Pages: xiii

Contributed by: Richard

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