Friday, August 14, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
The scientist has a lot of experience with ignorance and doubt and uncertainty, and this experience is of very great importance, I think. When a scientist doesn't know the answer to a problem, he is ignorant. When he has a hunch as to what the result is, he is uncertain. And when he is pretty darn sure of what the result is going to be, he is in some doubt. We have found it of paramount importance that in order to progress we must recognize the ignorance and leave room for doubt. Scientific knowledge is a body of statements of varying degrees of certainty -- some most unsure, some nearly sure, none absolutely certain.... What, then, is the meaning of it all? What can we say to dispel the mystery of experience? If we take everything into account, not only what the ancients knew, but all of what we know today that they didn't know, then I think that we must frankly admit that we do not know. But in admitting this, we have probably found the open channel.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
God said, "Be my people."
And we said, "Ok."
But then we said, "No wait, can we talk first?
And God sighed.
We said, "We're just not sure. Can we talk first?"
And God said, "Yes, my children. We can talk."
So we stood there at the mountain, and we talked.
We talked for hours. Like old friends.
We talked about our relationship, about where we'd been together, and how far we'd come.
We talked about our future. And our fears.
We talked about promises, and about uncertainties.
We cried some. And a few times we laughed, but not in a silly way.
We looked into each other's eyes. We imagined the Lord's eyes.
And God said, "Be my people."
And we said, "Ok. For now."
And we said, "We love you."
And God said, "I know."
And a few years later we had children. And then some years after that, they had children of their own...