Words to Ponder #16

Nature is intricately and infinitely connected. The minute I name something and begin to regard it as a separate entity, I break this unbreakable entity. So that which makes it possible for us to seek truths about the universe and about ourselves has within itself the guarantee that we will never be able to find the Truth. Our knowledge must be forever fragmented, because that is the nature of systematic knowledge.

–Katherine Paterson, Gates of Excellence (1981)

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