Thursday, June 30, 2005
Ockham's Razor: 26 June 2005 - Science and Faith
I loved this contribution [see Ockham's Razor on the Radio National website on abc.net.au]. Humanity frequently fails to understand time. We seem to prefer to have things done immediately or, at least, in the immediate short term. Consider how many things work their way out over time: the true value of things - either increasing in value over time or diminishing even to the point of crumbling away; justice, irrespective of human judicial systems, teaches its lessons over time; public policies instituted by governments or rulers are only seen for their true worth or usefulness over time. Perhaps, if we came to a more mature perspective about time, we could develop sounder strategies for humanity and the planet opting for those which are constructive and creative rather than those which are destructive and thwart that which is best in each of us.