Friday, February 7, 2014

Speaking of consistency.........................

The Epicurean Dealmaker weighs in on the subject.  Full post (and he writes so well) is here.  Conclusion here:

This perspective - that we need to and should use different mental tools and practices to address disjoint spheres of human experience - should worry no one but those little minds burdened with the hobgoblin of foolish consistency. Human minds are protean instruments, and we should celebrate the fact we can plumb the depths of the sky with science in one minute, struggle with the meaning of our lives another, and wonder at the beauty of a painting or concerto the next. One might say this capacity is what makes us human in the first place.

Science is a wonderful hammer, but only someone with a desperately limited imagination could believe that everything we must grapple with is a nail.

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