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Fri Dec 30, 2011, 06:35 AM

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Hope this goes better than rug's opening, but thanks also for rug making this happen.

Both science and religion are exploring and widening the limits of human experience. Both in the widest sense, religion including 'religious experience/altered states of mind' and "other ways of knowing" besides standard scientific methodology. The either-or attitude and setting dogmatic understanding against each other is in itself limiting. If we tentatively generalize religion to introspection and science to extrospection, we can see that they are not in conflict, but different directions of searching the limits. Intro- and extro- are obviously spatial relations, and both religion and science can contribute to going beyond the distinction and separation between inner and outer, subjective and objective. E.g. holography and holonomy are scientific inventions, principles and metaphors, and they contribute to comprehending inner-outer distinction in new light also for religious approaches.

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