Living with Contradiction

Madeline L’Engle, in Two-Part Invention:  The Story of a Marriage, reminds us:

“The world of science lives fairly comfortably with paradox.  We know that light is a wave, and also that light is a particle.  The discoveries made in the infinitely small world of particle physics indicate randomness and chance, and I do not find it any more difficult to live with the paradox of a universe of randomness and chance and a universe of pattern and purpose than I do with light as a wave and light as a particle.   Living with contradiction is nothing new to the human being.”

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