Friday, October 10, 2014

Grasping The Reality

But we ought to remember that religion uses language in quite a different way from science.  The language of religion is more closely related to the language of poetry than to the language of science. ...  The fact that religions through the ages have spoken in images, parables, and paradoxes means simply that there are no other ways of grasping the reality to which they refer.  But that does not mean that it is not a genuine reality.

-- Niels Henrik David Bohr (1885-1962), Jewish Danish physicist, 1922 Nobel physics laureate, remarks after the Solvay Conference (1927)

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