The Limitations of Science

“A great many of our difficulties in the past have arisen because we have thought in accordance with the habit of mind of science to the exclusion of that which is induced by art. Religion is something that binds art, as meaning the outward expression of what is spiritually and emotionally vital, with science, as the impulse to ascertain the truth. Both are there, and we must allow quite as much for all those apprehensions which come to us through the world of art as for those which come through the world of science”.

This interesting historical comment was made by William Temple, later Archbishop of Canterbury, in 1927.

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The Radiance of Nature

“There is an hour of the Indian night, a little before the first glimmer of dawn, when the stars are unbelievably clear and close above, shining with a radiance beyond our belief in this foggy land. The trees stand silent around with a friendly presence… the whole world seems to be latent, alive, listening, eager. At such a moment the veil between the things that are seen and the things that are unseen becomes so thin as to interpose scarcely any barrier at all between the eternal beauty and truth and the soul which would comprehend them” [ J. S. Hoyland, 1928].