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Verbum et Ecclesia

versión On-line ISSN 2074-7705
versión impresa ISSN 1609-9982


BENTLEY, Wessel. The Pale Blue Dot and the knowledge systems of science and religion. Verbum Eccles. (Online) [online]. 2021, vol.42, n.2, pp.1-6. ISSN 2074-7705.

Images, symbols and metaphors are synonymous with the human attempt to makes sense of truths that exceed the limitations of our rigid contextual delineations. In order to comprehend the deeper meanings gained through these tools we are required to employ imagination, cognitive vulnerability, and openness to the idea that there is more to life, reality and meaning than what meets the eye. This article uses the image named Pale Blue Dot as an iconic symbol, exploring the coexistence of science and religion. INTRADISCIPLINARY AND/OR INTERDISCIPLINARY IMPLICATIONS: This article argues that coexistence and cooperation between science and religion is not only a responsible approach in the search for meaning, but is the ideal that reflects the limitations of our knowledge systems in a universe that far exceeds our current understanding and truth convictions.

Palabras clave : Pale Blue Dot; epistemology; science and religion; truths; transcendence; metaphor.

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