Saturday, April 26, 2008

explaining the universe

Mr. Flower, originally uploaded by thomas.merton.

"To the majority of those who have reflected deeply and written about the origin and nature of the universe, it has seemed that it points beyond itself to a source which is non-physical and of great intelligence and power. Almost all of the great classical philosophers--certainly Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, Locke, Berkeley--saw the origin of the universe as lying in a transcendent reality. They had different specific ideas of this reality, and different ways of approaching it; but that the universe is not self-explanitory, and that it requires some explanation beyond itself, was something they accepted as fairly obvious"
-- Keith Ward

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