A major theme of vital importance to personal and planetary progress in The Urantia Book is the necessity of developing and maintaining a balanced perspective on the universe, one that rests equally on Science, Philosophy and Religion in order to better comprehend the true nature of Matter, Mind and Spirit.
No book in human history has ever attempted to present the integrated understanding of the coordination and interpenetration of these three infinite, eternal and unique realities of Matter, Mind and Spirit on the vast scale portrayed in The Urantia Book.
Think about that for a moment - the integration of Science, Philosophy and Religion into a grand unifying view of the cosmos! And why is this so important?
Perhaps because, more than ever before, we need a balanced understanding of the true meaning and value of our individual and interpersonal lives as well as our place in the cosmos - a viewpoint that wisely integrates Science, Philosophy AND Religion.
If we want to obtain a truly complete, accurate and useful cosmic point of view on the universe and our place in it, we are best served by giving equal weight to these three fields of human knowledge and experience: Science, Philosophy and Religion and combining them into a coordinated body of knowledge.
To demonstrate this, think about a three-legged stool. If one of the legs is shorter or weaker than the other legs, what will happen when you sit on it? It will likely wobble and not provide a stable support. It may even topple over.
The same is true when the three legs of science, philosophy and religion are out of balance. When we ignore or minimize one or more of them, our world view is skewed and incomplete and our view of universe reality is likewise seriously deficient.
Science | Matter | Fact
We need Science to instruct us about the laws of energy-matter and our physical environment, so that we may apply that knowledge to living better and successfully in our material world.