Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bus thoughts

"Subjectivity may not freely reign".

I heard these words a few weeks ago while watching Cosmos by Carl Sagan. They ring true today as they did then. I like how they imply that our attempted objectivity should govern but not entirely dominate subjectivity. Reason should temper our ability to dream and wonder about the stuff around us. We should have governance over our own thinking, judging for ourselves, with our own reason, where subjective inspiration leads falsely and where it leads truly. The unknown end and beginning of our inquiry should never be prescribed by an external authority.

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