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These proceedings have been graced by many distinguished intellectuals, whose views on the subject of science and spirituality are better informed than my own. They have sought to reconcile two very different approaches to the most fundamental questions of our existence, the questions of our origins and of our destiny. Their answers have in common ground an appeal to unknowable aspects of Nature.
A new kind of science
in which God is one of the actors."
- B.D. Josephson Nobel Laureate in Physics
To give a few examples, George Wald speaks of "mind pervading the universe, of mind as a creative principle perhaps primary to matter."B. D. Josephson refers to "a new kind
of science in which God is one of the actors." Richard Ernst speaks of the importance of "an integration between science and the spiritual aspects of life." And often quoted, though not
a direct contributor to these proceedings, Albert Einstein once said the "behind all the discernable laws and connections, there remains something subtle,intangible and inexplicable."I myself cannot speak to the religious or spiritual aspects of life. I have no training in religion or philosophy. While I hold firm views, they are not derived from study of the sages or a professional approach to the matter. I can only recount a personal approach, limited to science, but nonetheless with warmly human as well as coldly objective dimensions. I will argue that the connection between science and religion resides in the human dimension, and that science has something to offer to religion in this regard. What I have to say may seem self-evident to many, certainly to dedicated scientists, but I offer my remarks in the hope that they be encouraging to others.