hypothesis

A Quote by David Spangler on gaia, idea, hypothesis, spiritual, and environment

Gaia is an important idea, both as a scientific hypothesis and as a spiritual image. However, I see it as a transitional idea. It is not so much a revelation in itself as a precursor to revelation or to new insights that can come when that idea is examined and lived with and given a chance to settle into our bones. Its meaning now lies in what it can inspire us to discover about ourselves and the nature of life, in rallying our energies to meet the needs of our environment, and through these processes of discovery and healing, to become a truly planetary species, blessed in ways we can now only imagine.

David Spangler

Source: Earth & Spirit (IC#24) Late Winter 1990, Page 44 http://www.context.org/ICLIB/IC24/Spangler.htm

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by David Berlinski on math, science, and hypothesis

At the beginning of the new millennium, we still do not know why mathematics is true and whether it is certain. But we know what we do not know in an immeasurably richer way than we did. And learning this has been a remarkable achievement--among the greatest and least-known of the modern era.

David Berlinski

Source: The Advent of the Algorithm: The 300-Year Journey from an Idea to the Computer, Pages: xviii

Contributed by: Chris

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