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Science as a Candle in the Dark

“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light‐years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual.

So are our emotions in the presence of great art or music or literature, or acts of exemplary selfless courage such as those of Mohandas Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr. The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.”
— Carl Sagan

We have come a long way from where we all were just a few millennia ago. But we have all not come the same distance. There are many who are still in those dark ages, when we had no real answers and we desperately needed to fill in the gaps somehow.

We tend to remember our rights while forgetting our responsibilities. Freedom is a right that comes with the responsibility to learn the truth about our world and act accordingly, instead of basing our thoughts and actions on dogma and disinformation.

The Scientific Method can be used to check the veracity of the information presented to us and should be used to dispel myths and untruths. Getting rid of the baloney in our life is not only our responsibility, but a fundamental necessity for decent human living.