‘Science takes things apart to see how they work. Religion puts things together to see what they mean.’ (Jonathan Sacks).
I have now found the full quotation, from a piece he wrote in the Times: ‘There is a difference between science and religion. Science is about explanation. Religion is about interpretation. Science takes things apart to see how they work. Religion puts things together to see what they mean. They are different intellectual enterprises. They even occupy different hemispheres of the brain. Science linear, atomistic, analytical is a typical left-brain activity. Religion integrative, holistic, relational is supremely a work of the right-brain.’
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