A Quote by Nancy on science and what is

The world was round long before our science figured it out.


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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on soul, light, science, and thoreau

With all your science can you tell how it is,
and whence it is, that light comes into the soul?

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by sam harris on christianity, religion, faith, belief, science, and spirituality

I HAVE NO doubt that your acceptance of Christ coincided with some very positive changes in your life. Perhaps now you love other people in a way that you never imagined possible. You may even experience feelings of bliss while praying. I do not wish to denigrate any of these experiences. I would point out, however, that billions of other human beings, in every time and place, have had similar experiences--but they had them while thinking about Krishna, Allah, or the Buddha, while making art or music, or while contemplating the beauty of Nature. There is no question that it is possible for people to have profoundly transformative experiences. And there is no question that it is possible for them to misinterpret these experiences, and to further delude themselves about the nature of reality. You are, of course, right to believe that there is more to life than simply understanding the structure of contents of the universe. But this does not make unjustified (and unjustifiable) claims about its structure and contents any more respectable.

It is important to realize that the distinction between science and religion is not a matter of excluding our ethical intuitions and spiritual experiences from our conversation about the world; it is a matter of our being honest about what we can reasonably conclude on their basis. There are good reasons to believe that people like Jesus and the Buddha weren't talking nonsense when they spoke about our capacity as human beings to transform our lives in rare and beautiful ways. But any genuine exploration of ethics or the contemplative life demands the same standards of reasonableness and self-criticism that animate all intellectual discourse.

sam harris

Source: Letter to a Christian Nation, Pages: 89-90

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A Quote by sam harris on religion, faith, and science

Our fear of provoking religious hatred has rendered us unwilling to criticize ideas that are increasingly maladaptive and patently ridiculous. It has also obliged us to lie to ourselves--repeatedly and at the highest level of discourse--about the compatibility between religious faith and scientific rationality. Our competing religious certainties are impeding the emergence of a viable, global civilization. Religious faith--faith that there is a God who cares what name He is called, faith that Jesus is coming back to earth, faith that Muslim martyrs go straight to Paradise--is on the wrong side of an escalating war of ideas.

sam harris

Source: Letter to a Christian Nation, Pages: 80

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A Quote by seiji kaneko on education and science

Learning your MISSION,supplying your VISION, KNOWLEGDE builds there.

seiji kaneko

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A Quote by David Bohm on science, technology, and mind

Anybody can use science and technology without fundamentally altering his own frame of mind which governs how they are used.

David Bohm

Source: Thought as a System, Pages: 6

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A Quote by Thomas Berry on spiritual, science, material, matter, mind, soul, consciousness, and spirit

There is a spiritual capacity in carbon as there is a carbon component functioning in our highest spiritual experience. If some scientists consider that all this is merely a material process, then what they call matter, I call mind, soul, spirit, or consciousness. Possibly it is a question of terminology, since scientists too on occasion use terms that express awe and mystery. Most often, perhaps, they use the expression that some of the natural forms they encounter seem to be "telling them something".

Thomas Berry

Source: The Great Work: Our Way into the Future, Pages: 25

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A Quote by B. Alan Wallace on religion, science, fragmentation, and allan wallace

We are persons whose bodies can be objectively studied according to the impersonal laws of physics but whose minds are subjectively experienced in ways science has not yet been able to fathom. In short, by radically seperating science from religion, we are not merely segregating two human institutions; we are fragmenting ourselves as individuals and as a society in ways that lead to deep, unresolved conflicts in terms of our view of the world, our values, and our way of life.

B. Alan Wallace

Source: The Taboo of Subjectivity

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A Quote by Richard Feynman on science, skepticism, discovery, and experiment

One of the ways of stopping science would be only to do experiments in the region where you know the law. But experimenters search most diligently, and with the greatest effort, in exactly those places where it seems most likely that we can prove our theories wrong. In other words, we are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress.

Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)

Source: Google Talks: Towards the First Revolution in the Mind Sciences

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on science, technology, conscience, and compassion

Within the short space of my own lifetime, the impact of science and technology on humanity has been tremendous. Although my own interest in science began with curiosity about a world, foreign to me at that time, governed by technology, it was not very long before the colossal significance of science for humanity as a whole dawned on me---especially after I came into exile in 1959. There is almost no area of human life today that is not touched by the effects of science and technology. Yet are we clear about the place of science in the totality of human life---what exactly it should do and by what it should be goverened? This last point is critical because unless the direction of science is guided by a consciously ethical motivation, especially compassion, its effects may fail to bring benefit. They may indeed cause great harm.

Dalai Lama

Source: The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality, Pages: 9

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