Reflections

Lael Caesar

is an associate editor of Adventist Review.

​Saved by Hope

So Valentine’s Day is sadly past, and we must get beyond the hearts and chocolates. After all, the hoped-for proposal never materialized; the date never showed; the bright engagement ring that fantasy had slipped on to your finger only faded to dull gloom. So it’s time to move on—to real life.

Think hard about it. Or just let the scientists tell you: you can’t be a good scientist and expect to function on hope. If you’re going to deal fairly with the data, and not be deluded by fantasy, distracted with speculation, and destroyed by disappointment, then you don’t want Cupid’s hit-and-miss arrows; you want control and measurement. Give me a …

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