Tuesday, 15 April 2008

We can’t just allow natural mystery to triumph

"The clash between what science says should work and what actually does creates paradoxes that we struggle to resolve. But these are challenges for reason, not to it. Such contradictions provide no comfort for those who like to believe without evidence or deny the achievements of human inquiry. The true nature and value of reason is distorted both by those who belittle rationality, and those who think it has already fully mapped out the territories of the possible and impossible."
Column in today's Herald