Toward a Fluid Dance in Seamless Dress: The Field of Pre- and Perinatal Development Challenges Researchers to Integrate Scientific and Spiritual Orientations
Axness, Marcy Wineman
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The response of humankind to mystery is explored here, relative to the historically sharp distinction between scientific and spiritual ways of knowing. The evolving image of a dancer in a half-male/half-female costume serves as a metaphor for the rapport between these two basic research orientations, and for how they might be reconciled—in the interest of both research and the researcher. Findings from the highly interdisciplinary field of pre- and perinatal development illustrate the need for an integrated approach to understanding \"reality.\"