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quote of the day: václav havel
12 July, 2010, 8:03 pm
Filed under: czech, i'm serious, quote of the day, science, václav havel

“classical modern science described only the surface of things, a single dimension of reality. and the more dogmatically science treated it as the only dimension, as the very essence of reality, the more misleading it became. today, for instance, we may know immeasurably more about the universe than our ancestors did, and yet, it increasingly seems they knew something more essential about it than we do, something that escapes us.
…there appear to be no integrating forces, no unified meaning, no true inner understanding of phenomena in our experience of the world. experts can explain anything in the objective world to us, yet we understand our own lives less and less.”

– václav havel, “the need for transcendence in the postmodern world” (liberty medal acceptance speech), july 4, 1994.

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