“Modern theories did not arise from revolutionary ideas which have been, so to speak, introduced into the exact sciences from without. On the contrary they have forced their way into research which was attempting consistently to carry out the programme of classical physics—they arise out of its very nature. It is for this reason that the beginnings of modern physics cannot be compared with the great upheavals of previous periods like the achievements of Copernicus. Copernicus’s idea was much more an import from outside into the concepts of the science of his time, and therefore caused far more telling changes in science than the ideas of modern physics are creating to-day.”—
“If Louis Pasteur were to come out of his grave because he heard that the cure for cancer still had not been found, NIH would tell him, “Of course we’ll give you assistance. Now write up exactly what you will be doing during the three years of your grant.” Pasteur would say, “Thank you very much,” and would go back to his grave. Why? Because research means going into the unknown. If you know what you are going to do in science, then you are stupid! This is like telling Michelangelo or Renoir that he must tell you in advance how many reds and how many blues he will buy, and exactly how he will put those colors together.”—
“Far from feeling lonely or abandoned, I feel very much a part of what is taking place on the lunar surface. I know that I would be a liar or a fool if I said that I have the best of the three Apollo 11 seats, but I can say with truth and equanimity that I am perfectly satisfied with the one I have. This venture has been structured for three men, and I consider my third to be as necessary as either of the other two. I don’t mean to deny a feeling of solitude. It is there, reinforced by the fact that radio contact with the Earth abruptly cuts off at the instant I disappear behind the moon, I am alone now, truly alone, and absolutely isolated from any known life. I am it. If a count were taken, the score would be three billion plus two over on the other side of the moon, and one plus God knows what on this side.”—
In a purely platonic way, I do not know you but I love you. As in the Alexandrian, we know of the binary nature of things. Science brings us advancement and reaches into the unknown to bring us better aquainted to learning our place in the world, It has brought us equality among sexes, races, etc. Theology has brought us the construct of civilization and been a check and balance of science to ensure it stays pure and helpful in its persuits. Anysensible person understands for + charge there is -
Oh, thanks, love is way too much… with your sympathy for me I’ll settle for now ;)
I’d add one more thing to close this debate for today, religious dimension of human beings is not an opinion, is a fact, people needs something more than “Science” and “rational thinking” to advance on this life, the fact that there are many people that does not need this kind of stuff, myself between them, does not imply that many other people (the most of the humanity) need religion in their normal life… Who are you (or us) to change this reality…?