22 JUN 2012 by ideonexus

 The Fairest Thing We Can Experience is the Mysterious

The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true science. He who knows it not, and can no longer wonder, no longer feel amazement, is as good as dead. We all had this priceless talent when we were young. But as time goes by, many of us lose it. The true scientist never loses the faculty of amazement. It is the essence of his being.
Folksonomies: wonder mystery
Folksonomies: wonder mystery
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The inability to experience it makes one dead inside.

12 JAN 2012 by ideonexus

 Mystery is a Cover for Absurdity

A pleasant morning. Saw my classmates Gardner, and Wheeler. Wheeler dined, spent the afternoon, and drank Tea with me. Supped at Major Gardiners, and ingag'd to keep School at Bristol, provided Worcester People, at their insuing March meeting, should change this into a moving School, not otherwise. Major Greene this Evening fell into some conversation with me about the Divinity and Satisfaction of Jesus Christ. All the Argument he advanced was, "that a mere creature, or finite Being, could no...
Folksonomies: religion mystery
Folksonomies: religion mystery
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John Adams comment on a debate he had with a a Major concerning the Divinity.