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Re: Uncertainty - Scott

Posted by Scott L. Schofield on November 18, 1999, at 8:08:02

In reply to Uncertainty - Scott, posted by Elizabeth on November 18, 1999, at 0:29:50

> > I think that there is a tendency for man to wage war against uncertainty. However, some of the greatest twentieth century physicists were comfortable with uncertainty. Certainly, Heisenberg must have been, although I'm not absolutely certain.

> I think there is a tension between accepting uncertainty, and yet still seeking to learn what is not yet known. (That is, feeling okay about not knowing everything without becoming a total slacker.)

How about the thrill of the adventure?

> > Spirituality can act as a bridge between the two - if you let it. I don't see any conflict between spiritualism and atheism.

> Question: how do you define spirituality? I've mostly heard it used as a thin veil for religion.

I can only define (or at least try to define) my own spirituality. As I see it, there are as many definitions of spirituality as there are individuals. For any one individual, there may be as many definitions as there are days in the year. Spirituality is not a thin veil for judeo-christian religions in that these religions attempt to create a single definition for all.

- Scott




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