“THE GREATEST OF ALL THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF 20TH-CENTURY SCIENCE has been the discovery of human ignorance.” Lewis Thomas, Lives of a Cell. “OUR IGNORANCE, OF COURSE, HAS ALWAYS BEEN WITH US, AND ALWAYS WILL BE. What is new is our awareness of it, our awakening to its fathomless dimensions, and it is this, more than anything else, that marks the coming of age of our species.” Timothy Ferris, Coming of Age in the Milky Way.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

I Am a Mystery, and the Mystery Is Bright

I am a pantheist. As such, I am a student of human cultures, but even more a lover of the wilderness that supports and informs human culture. I am a pragmatic phenomenologist (i.e., a scientist). I am a trans-rational (but not irrational or anti-rational) mystic. I am not a believer; I do not mistake mythologies, imaginings, and pseudo-sciences for reality.

I am a Mystery (I am even The Mystery), and The Mystery is irreducibly whole and inexhaustibly bright. 

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