Do you like to be challenged, to discover a spiritual view of reality? My colleague Eric Nelson, Committee on Publication for Northern California, posted a thoughtful blog that originally appeared on Communities Digital News. Eric writes:
Jay Walker described it as “the greatest moment in the history of human imagination,” a period some 300 years ago when mankind first began to accept the idea that the sun, and not the earth, was at the center of our solar system.
“This, ladies and gentlemen, is the dividing line between faith and reason,” said Walker, an entrepreneur and founder of The Walker Library of the History of Human Imagination, as he described an illustration from the world’s first celestial atlas at the most recent TEDMED conference in Palm Springs.
“This atlas says the earth is spinning at about a thousand miles an hour. It says the sun is not coming up in the morning and going down in the evening… It’s also saying that the earth is traveling around the sun. There is no evidence for that is there ladies and gentlemen? Nobody feels the motion. Nobody feels anything is moving.”
In other words, said Walker, the greatest moment in the history of human imagination involved nothing less than “a complete rejection of [our] senses.”
Read more from Eric Nelson’s blog.