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A Remarkable Meeting of Minds on the Edge of Science and Spirituality • Collision and convergence in Truth and Beauty By Maria Popova

 On July 14, 1930, Albert Einstein welcomed into his home on the

 outskirts of Berlin the Indian philosopher, musician, and Nobel laureate

 Rabindranath Tagore. The two proceeded to have one of the most

 stimulating, intellectually riveting conversations in history, exploring

 the age-old friction between science and religion. Science and the

 Indian Tradition: When Einstein Met Tagore (public library) recounts

 the historic encounter, amidst a broader discussion of the intellectual

 renaissance that swept India in the early twentieth century,

 germinating a curious osmosis of Indian traditions and secular

 Western scientific doctrine.

WHAT a meeting of MINDS that must HAVE BEEN 

This natural ability of mine to manipulate 3 dimensional space within

my mind, was further honed and utilised during my 20 year career

as an Air Traffic Controller & pilot and was at first best illustrated

for me, whilst watching this particular Discovery Science television

programme which was presented by Stephen Hawking; and more

recently by the NOVA programme Inside Einstein's Mind.

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Comment by Michael Grove on December 28, 2018 at 21:46

 

     We now know that the brain uses two contrasting strategies to handle

     information about the world. Each strategy is fundamentally different and

     therefore quite difficult to translate into the other-which is not at all

     surprising, given the brain's need to accommodate the requirements of

     such different modes of operation. It is apparent that both strategies are

     needed in the long run. For some time now, human culture has been almost

     entirely dominated by tools and technologies that support the sequential

     brain strategy-linked with words. However, quite suddenly, in historical

     terms, a new set of tools has been dumped into our laps. We should expect

     that moving from one strategy to the other will have powerful consequences.

                                                              "Thinking like Einstein" - Thomas G. West

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