Monday, November 16, 2009

Thumbs up...

Sir William Bragg: "Sometimes people ask if religion and science are opposed to one another. They are: in the sense that the thumb and fingers of my hand are opposed to one another. It is an opposition by means of which anything can be grasped."

I found this quotation (cited around page 482 in Stanley Jaki's The Relevance of Physics) especially remarkable since I found it shortly after writing my essay on smoking and drinking and the human opposable thumb.

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