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"The quest for God begins with an inner awareness that there is more to life than physical existence," says Pauline Rudd, a senior research fellow in biochemistry at the University of Oxford. She was participating in "Science and the Spiritual Quest," a conference presented by the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences in Berkeley, California.

"Something ... stirs deep within ... us, and over it the spirit hovers restlessly until we make a response. The response is one of yearning: a desire to love the infinite love, a desire for truth, wisdom, and understanding, and a desire to aspire to the harmony of a wholeness that we but dimly perceive."

Reported in The Washington Post
June 13, 1998

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