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A Quote by Daniel Everett on life, language, amazon, tribe, tribal, lesson, culture, perception, objectivity, and science

As a scientist, objectivity is one of my most deeply held values. If we could just try harder, I once thought, surely we could each see the world as others see it and learn to respect one another's views more readily. But I learned from the Pirahas, our expectations, our culture, and our experiences can render even perceptions of the environment nearly incommensurable cross-culturally.

Daniel Everett

Source: Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on mysteriousness, mystery, art, science, wonder, and spirituality

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on mysterious, art, science, beauty, experience, and spirituality

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Huston Smith on proceeds and science

In India there was a sense of time that does not tick with modern clocks, just as there is a knowledge that is not gained through science and empirical experiments. In the modern West knowledge is of objective, finite particulars in historical time. India recognizes that kind of useful information: it calls it "lower knowledge." Higher knowledge (paravidya) proceeds differently, or rather it doesn't proceed at all but enters history full-blown on the morning of a new creation.

Huston Smith

Source: Tales of Wonder: Adventures Chasing the Divine, an Autobiography

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A Quote by Huston Smith on astronomy, e mc2, einstein, immortality, physics, religion, science, theologians, twentieth century, and worldview

As the twentieth century began, science equaled a materialistic worldview. As the twenty-first century began, the worldview of science, at least of physics and astronomy, may have traded place with that of religion. Consider Einstein's famous equation E = mc2. Nothing of matter dies but continues on in another form, elsewhere. The church divines and theologians for two thousand years have devised arguments and "proofs" of immortality but nothing equal to this.

Huston Smith

Source: Tales of Wonder: Adventures Chasing the Divine, an Autobiography, Pages: 68

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A Quote by David Abram on earth, land, environment, experience, self, emotions, and science

The animate earth – this moody terrain that we experience differently in anger and in joy, in grief and in love – is both the soil in which all our sciences are rooted and the rich humus into which their results ultimately return, whether as nutrients or as poisons. Our spontaneous experience of the world, charged with subjective, emotional, and intuitive content, remains the vital and dark ground of all our objectivity

David Abram

Source: The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World (Vintage), Pages: 34

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A Quote by Evan Harris Walker on reality, science, religion, gods, meaning, purpose, and life

Somewhere in our search for reality we have passed something by, something important that we no longer find amid the bits and pieces of disassembled matter--something vital that we cannot build out of these parts. There is surely something else, some piece of divinity in us, something that was before the elements, and that owes no homage to the sun.

Evan Walker

Source: The Physics of Consciousness: The Quantum Mind and the Meaning of Life, Pages: 84

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A Quote by Evan Harris Walker on science, religion, myth, gods, and materialism

Science has rolled its war wagons over the crushed myths of so many religious beliefs. It has marshaled its mechanics to explain the motions of the sun, moon, and stars. It has mapped the heavens, leaving no place for gods to live.

Evan Walker

Source: The Physics of Consciousness: The Quantum Mind and the Meaning of Life, Pages: 332

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A Quote by Evan Harris Walker on science, engineering, reality, spirituality, and meaning

Science has discovered much. The engineering is wonderful, epicycles and all. And yet, as we look at this vast, elaborate structure built on layer and layer of complex constituents, can we help but be reminded of the Land of Oz. Have we found the Emerald City? Is this what we were searching for? Is this the ultimate fabric of reality? Is this all there is?

Evan Walker

Source: The Physics of Consciousness: The Quantum Mind and the Meaning of Life, Pages: 84

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A Quote by Andy Hargreaves, Michael Fullan on creativity, diversity, paradox, and science

There is a new science of complexity which says that the link between cause and effect is increasingly difficult to trace; that change (planned or otherwise) unfolds in non-linear ways; that paradoxes and contradictions abound; and that creative solutions arise out of diversity, uncertainty and chaos.

Andy Hargreaves, Michael Fullan

Source: What's Worth Fighting for Out There?

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