Monday, May 18, 2009

Science and Spirit

DW Sabin posted a beautiful essay on FPR He points no particular fingers, makes no specific recommendations; he simply wishes for a rapprochement between science and spirit.

The difficulty, however, is similar to the idea of post partisanship - if one side won't admit to things-as-they-are (otherwise known as reality), then rapprochement is not possible. When science (by which I mean a large majority of men and women educated and knowledgeable in a particular field of research) says that climate change is driven by human activity and the spirit says no it isn't, rapprochement is not on the table.

I don't know how to solve this problem; only that it is a problem that will not go away until religious conservatives (the spirit in this case) concede expertise to science. So far, it ain't happenin'.


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