Our Universities: Eighteen Inches

Each person’s head and heart, the twin seats or our identity, lie just eighteen inches apart, about a cubit. The connection between them is being stretched to the breaking point by universities and other institutions that have tried desperately to suggest that progress is only possible when the two are disconnected, with only objective experience being valued.

At a 1941 symposium on the intersection between science, religion, and philosophy, Einstein said, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

Amanda Gefter, Opinion editor, The New Science