Deeply appreciative of the discussion going on here at present, the muck in science and in religion being called out. Haven't read Srini RamaKrishnan's post "Building a better world" yet.
Maybe it isn't a very great time for me to open my mouth, because I am feeling so deeply immersed in beauty and grace right now (not due to these posts, but independent of it), that anything I read seems beautiful to me -- and such kind of effusive expression does not have place in logical deliberation, I am aware. But I just want to say I have been in love with science since I was child, but pretty soon became aware of how it has trapped itself in its very definition and demand of being objective. However, however much an entity (a school of thought or any kind of entity -- be it science, or any religion, or any individual, race, country whatever) may bind itself in any kind of limitation, truth and beauty does find a way to emerge. That limitation that the entity imposes on itself, itself becomes its strength. This, the present moment, on a global scale, is a very fertile time. All that is erupting is only taking us towards that -- truth and beauty. -- Vani Murarka * vani expressions - blog writings <http://manaskriti.com/vani-expressions/> * काव्यालय (Kaavyaalaya: House of Hindi Poetry) <http://kaavyaalaya.org> * गीत गतिरूप - कवि का अनोखा साथी <http://manaskriti.com/geet-gatiroop>