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  • The supernatural is only the natural of which the laws are not yet understood.

  • ... the science of tomorrow is the supernatural of today.

  • It is true that the unknown is the largest need of the intellect, though for it, no one thinks to thank God.

    • Emily Dickinson,
    • 1876, in Mabel Loomis Todd, ed., Letters of Emily Dickinson, vol. 2 ()
  • ... we can't be creative if we refuse to be confused. Change always starts with confusion; cherished interpretations must dissolve to make way for what's new. Great ideas and inventions miraculously appear in the space of not knowing.

  • Refusal to believe unless proof is given is a rational position, denial of all outside our own limited experience is absurd.

  • In each experience of my life, I have had to step out of one little space of the known light, into a large area of darkness. I had to stand awhile in the darkness, and then gradually God has given me light. But not to linger in. For as soon as that light has felt familiar, then the call has always come to step out ahead again into new darkness.

  • People tend to fear what they do not know, and what they fear they dislike.

  • There is no Paradise, no place of true completion, that does not include within its walls the unknown.

  • ... any fair-minded person will agree that humanity hasn't the faintest inkling, at this time, of the powers and laws that will, sometime, be known and used.