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  •  Faith and knowledge are not mutually exclusive (1+ / 0-)
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    Lisa Lockwood

    I thought you might appreciate this one example:

    From a recent interview with a Jesuit astronomer (LeMoyne College magazine):

    Q: Do you think there is hope that we can reconcile this perceived divide between science and religion?

    A: There is hope; there’s always hope. And some of it comes from education. Although education is not the solution to everything, everything depends on education. Some of it will just come from people growing up and being more used to the idea. There has been a generational divide. I think scientists of the generation ahead of me were much more reluctant to talk about their religious beliefs in public. That’s not true anymore, certainly not in astronomy and physics. And there’s no longer the sense that if you’re a religious person you’re somehow less of a scientist. You still see that in the older scientists... but you don’t see it in the young people coming up anymore. And that culture has changed in the sciences. I don’t see any reason why that culture couldn’t change in religion as well.

    Q: Will there always be new scientific discoveries?

    A: I hope so. My father had a wonderful thing he taught me as a kid: Knowledge is like a circle. The more you know, the bigger the circle. But the circumference of the circle is the things that you know you don’t know. And the bigger the circle gets, the bigger the circumference gets. So the more you know, the more you realize there’s still to be learned. And if you think you know everything, it means you know nothing.

    •  Well said, but (0+ / 0-)

      (if I may)

      Knowledge is like a circle. The more you know, the bigger the circle. But the circumference of the circle is the things that you know you don’t know. And the bigger the circle gets, the bigger the circumference gets. So the more you know, the more you realize there’s still to be learned. And if you think you know everything, it means you know nothing.

      This confirms it! Rummy had a Jesuit education!

      "Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns -- the ones we don't know we don't know."

      "In the United States, political will is a renewable resource". Gore 2008

      by Lisa Lockwood on Tue Jun 05, 2007 at 03:55:44 AM PDT

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