|TRUTH IS ONE
and indivisible and the seat of harmony or unity of thought is the human mind on which all
impinge. It is impossible for the mind to accept a truth for some purposes and reject it
for others. We cannot be doing wisely in entertaining contrary disciplines of mind. The
discipline of physical science has come to stay. Indeed, it is by far the most dominant
discipline of modern times.
Material objects and
forces offer them- selves for the closest examination and the greatest variety of
experiment. It is not therefore surprising that the advance of knowledge in that field is
more rapid and substantial than in morals or philosophy. The forms of thought and
reasoning imposed in the discipline of physical science must be accepted and taken as
models in shaping other disciplines. It is no good running counter to them.
Acceptance of the scientific method is not a defeat for
religion, but is acceptance of the sovereignty of truth, which is only an aspect of
religion. It is a correct view of religion that it can never be out of harmony with
science. But it is too well known how often the propositions of religions are contrary to
the accepted axioms of the scientific world.