"Nature is grounded in dynamic, inextricable complementary aspects..."

Why do we divide our world into contraries? Why do we perceive and interpret so many of life’s contraries as mutually exclusive, either/or dichotomies? Throughout history, many have recognized that truth may actually lie in between such polar opposites. In their book on the subject, J. A. Scott Kelso and David Engstrøm contend that contraries are complementary, and propose a comprehensive, empirically based scientific theory of how the polarized world and the world in between can be reconciled. They nominated the tilde, or ‘squiggle’ (~), as symbolic of the complementary nature of complementary aspects…