Someone shared above quote in a facebook group, and someone else pointed out that it is misattributed to Carl Sagan, but I like it anyway. Ms. Eddy often went off at length about The Truth, and her vision of Truth was Absolute. I find prefer Sagan’s views on the truth.
“The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what’s true. We have a method, and that method helps us to reach not absolute truth, only asymptotic approaches to the truth — never there, just closer and closer, always finding vast new oceans of undiscovered possibilities. Cleverly designed experiments are the key.”
Carl Sagan on Christian Science & God
- Atheism and Carl Sagan’s God, part 1 of 2 via True Free Thinker
- Ch. 11 Carl Sagan’s Demon-Haunted World addresses Christian Science
- From the Wandering Jew to William F. Buckley, Jr: On Science, Literature By Martin Gardner, contains rebuttals of Sagan’s views of Christian Science by Ralph E Burr, of the CS Committee of Publication for the District of Columbia and several others (p. 130-133)
Carl Sagan’s last interview, part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jod7v-m573k) – shout out to Christian Scientists begins around the 3:00 minute mark.