October 25, 2015

Life of Mind, Life of Heart

Two of my favorite podcast personalities, John Siracusa and Merlin Mann, got together for a 10-part podcast this summer (and now, more on the way) and I enjoyed every minute of it. I’ve been going through the final episode over the last few days and there’s a two minute stretch about nineteen minutes in that gave me some insight I never expected to hear from Merlin. The stretch begins and ends with these two great collisions of thought:

Faith and science are a sort of chocolate and peanut butter that we have to keep in completely different parts of the house.

I think you can have a life of the mind and a life of the heart and I do not think you have to sacrifice either.