Imagination, like science, is “reality-directed”.

February 21, 2011

Science is imagination that has passed the test of reality.
Imagination is absolutely intrinsic to science.
Imagination is intrinsic to knowledge.
Religion is imagination for which there is no test.
Consequently, there is no such thing as religious knowledge.
Subjective, individual experience does not constitute knowledge.
Subjective, individual experience has a perfectly serviceable word – namely, experience.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/15/reclaiming-the-imagination/

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