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Old 01-26-2011, 02:53 PM
cosmic_electrons_dancing cosmic_electrons_dancing is offline
 
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Default Re: Science Saturday: Taking the Plunge

It became clear to me that scientists and seekers of perfection from all walks of life have been courting the wrong muse. It is not symmetry and perfection that should be our guiding principle, as it has been for millennia.... The science we create is just that, our creation. Wonderful as it is, it is always limited, it is always constrained by what we know of the world.... We may search for unified descriptions of natural phenomena, and we may find some partial unifications along the way. But we must remember that a final unification is forever beyond our reach.... The human understanding of the world is forever a work in progress. That we have learned so much, speaks well of our creativity. That we want to know more, speaks well of our drive. That we think we can know all, speaks only of our folly.

A Tear at the Edge of Creation: A Radical New Vision for Life in an Imperfect Universe
by Marcelo Gleiser
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