Explorers Tolerate Complexity and Welcome Contradiction

The capacity to tolerate complexity and welcome contradiction, not the need for simplicity and certainty, is the attribute of an explorer. Centuries ago, when some people suspended their search for absolute truth and began instead to ask how things worked, modern science was born. Curiously, it was by abandoning the search for absolute truth that science began to make progress, opening the material universe to human exploration.


Exploration requires these virtues.

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 Perfect Symmetry: The Search for the Beginning of Time
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Pagels , Heinz R. (2009-05-26), Perfect Symmetry: The Search for the Beginning of Time, Simon & Schuster, Retrieved on 2011-05-29
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