The Imagination and Science

The earth being held in our hands.

“I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.”  Albert Einstein, On Cosmic Religion and Other Opinions and Aphorisms

Food for thought:

Is this not the meeting place…for each breathing person on the planet?  Cultivation of the imagination and hence, creativity, is fundamental, for *all* of us. No more saying: “There’s the creative types, and then the scientific types.” We are all witnessing, and participating in, creative evolution.  The next step, all of us becoming conscious and  respectful of our respective disciplines and shared realities; all the while cultivating collaborative visions for being present for the planet, for our children, for one another, for the air we breathe, for the water we drink, for the fire of our imaginations, for all creatures great and small.  Thoughts?

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5 thoughts on “The Imagination and Science

    • Hi Audrey – So great to hear from you. Yep, is what is being asked for, to be sure. I felt so inspired by this quote and thoughts about the imagination…such a strong sense of urgency w/ schools cutting back in the arts and so much emphasis on focus on “testing”. We’re starved for this creative collaboration…thanks for all that you’re doing out there:)

  1. The scientific revolution began more than 500 years ago, and we are still trying to figure out how to tell the stories to each other that most powerfully communicate the amazing discoveries this revolution has and continues to produce. Niels Bohr said that if you are not utterly staggered by what quantum mechanics suggests about the universe(s) we occupy then you are not paying attention. Bohr, and others of the Copenhagen Interpretation, left aside the Pandora’s box of philosophical contemplation in order to prove that the mechanics work – which they have been proven to do in every challenge that has come their way. But we need not fear that Pandora’s box, for all that emerges from it most surely will not be Ills, but Hope as well.

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