Re: Science versus mysticism? Posted by Erik@CoreWave on October 20, 1998 at 09:57:55:
In Reply to: Science versus mysticism? posted by wimsey on October 13, 1998 at 18:54:24:
Thank you for a very interesting and thought provoking post.
My first thought regarding the distinction between science and mysticism is a question. Is there really a fundamental distinction? Aren't these two more alike than they are different? Perhaps this is because of my natural inclination against confrontation, and toward seeing the similarities in things. Or maybe it is because it seems to me that science and mysticism have at times seemed indistinguishable, and the more science learns, the more questions it raises. Quantum physics is a perfect example of science bearing out what mysticism has been telling us for centuries.
It's like the debate between creation and evolution. To me, the acceptance of one does not rule out the other. Perhaps science and mysticism are just two sides of the yin yang, and when the yin yang spins, the two are blurred into a single unit, which is a more accurate representation of the truth. For me, considering the differences leads not to how the two are different, but how they are the same.
This points to another relationship between this move and the core wave. The timeless interplay between separation and unity. Some people are black and some are white but, more importantly, all people are people.
Erik J. Lundquist
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