Marilynne Robinson

“Science of the kind I criticize tends to assert that everything is explicable, that whatever has not been explained will be explained--and, furthermore, by their methods. They have seen to the heart of it all. So mystery is banished--mystery being no more than whatever their methods cannot capture yet. Mystery being also those aspects of reality whose implications are not always factors in their worldview, for example, the human mind, the human self, history, and religion--in other words, the terrain of the humanities. Or of the human.”


Marilynne Robinson, The Givenness of Things: Essays
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