||SGI Establishes Scientific GOD Prize
Over the course of human history mankind brought forth on this planet, two chief systems for exploring Nature and Life, one of them is Religion and the other Science, both conceived for seeking Truth, and both dedicated to the survival and advancement of mankind. Now humanity is engaged in a great war with itself over and within Religion and Science, testing whether they so conceived and so dedicated can be reconciled and advanced.
Whilst fighting my own battle of that war with the weapons of scientific methods and the conviction that both shall be greatly advanced and united one day, I have come across many great intellects such as David J. Bohm, Nikolai A. Kozyrev, John S. Bell and many others yet to be named or discovered. By this Dedication, Scientific GOD Institute hereby honors those brave intellects throughout known human history who directly or indirectly but greatly contributed towards the reconciliation and advancement of Religion and Science.
But, as Abraham Lincoln would declare, in a larger sense, one can not dedicate – one can not compose on – this place. Those brave intellects, living and dead, who struggled, have composed it, far above one’s poor power to add or detract. The world will little note what we say here but can never forget what they have done. It is for rest of us, rather, to be dedicated in our heart to the unfinished work which they who fought have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from those dedicated we take increased devotion to the cause for which they have given their full measure of devotion -- that we in our heart highly resolve that they shall not have fought in vain – that both Religion and Science shall have a new birth -- and that mankind shall advance and shall not perish from the earth.
In Memory of Abraham Lincoln (June 5, 2007)