The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
- Robertson Davies
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Only a life lived for others is a life worth while . I have no special gift. I am only passionately curious . I want to know God’s thoughts… all the rest are details. Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift. It’s not that I’m so smart , it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
I believe in rendering to science the things that belong to science. I have no problem with evolution or discussions of the age of the Earth, for I don’t believe that we come anywhere near comprehending the mind of God or the workings of the universe. Science can explain a lot, but it cannot give us faith, and I think we need both.
The utilitarian behaves sensibly in all that is required for preservation but never takes account of the fact that he must die… His whole life is absorbed in avoiding death, which is inevitable, and therefore he might be thought to be the most irrational of men, if rationality has anything to do with understanding ends or comprehending the human situation as such.