Home Forums Deep Time Journey Forum A boundary between science and religion in teaching? Reply To: A boundary between science and religion in teaching?

#4784
Davidson Loehr
Participant

Brandon,

 

This all sounds very good. Two more offerings. I think etymology is very important. “Scientia” simply means “knowledge,” and “religio” basically means what we bind/tie/anchor ourselves to (the -lig is the same root as in ligament and ligature, and the “re-” means to do it again. I guess the thought is that we were once connected to something wholly lifegiving — in the womb — and yearn for that feeling in our adult lives. So questions are How we know, and what’s Worth binding ourselves to.

 

You can’t avoid snake-oil sellers in this area, but that’s part of the fun challenge of education.

 

Davidson