Healing Academia

The burning passion for the divine was the driving force of idolatory, and when inconoclasts shattered the statues, this passion sought an outlet on a higher plane, eventually rising to the idea of a single divine presence that permeats all of reality.
In much the same way, the driving passion of academia is the burning light of human curiosity and search for knowledge, for truth, for certainty. The fact that Academia has become bogged down by its own methodology and the complex social and cultural web in which it is entwined, does not mean that this driving passion should be stilled.
Quite the opposite, once Academia becomes aware of its shortcomings, just as the original iconoclasts became aware of the shortcomings of their idols, it will no doubt seek a new paradigm that will allow greater room for its driving passion to seek its creative paths.

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