The Ballad of Science and Faith

Michael Peach

           (echoes of Kipling)

Oh, Science is Science, and Faith is Faith,
                  and never the twain do meet,
Save in the belief that without them both
                  humanity’s incomplete;
For, when the first negates the second,
                  the Soul is flatly denied,
And, when the latter ignores the former,
                  the body’s needs are defied.


19 November 1995

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