Can we have one without the other? Possibly not. These may be polar opposites which only find expression when both are possible.
General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics are at polar odds with each other, and many physicists are trying to reconcile them in a grand unified theory. Perhaps they are not meant to be unified. Maybe unity is found elsewhere.
The mind-body problem has vexed philosophers and scientists for ages. How do these two relate? Mysticism may hold a key to penetrating the problem to its source.
Transcending dualism back to the nondual unity of the One, of the Singularity, is something which we may approach from scientific, philosophical, and mystical perspectives.
We often think that the "devil" is something or someone else, pointing fingers elsewhere, but what if we look within?
Are we to strive for perfectionism, or are we to realize the wholeness that already exists within our true Self, our essential divine nature?
This fallacy says that people mistakenly believe that children are connected to the Divine in a similar way as those mystics who transcend ego. I don't think this is mistaken at all.
Oneness does not mean we must all become the same, but rather, that we have all manifested from the One, and it is in our differences that Beauty may be expressed.
We live at the crossroads of a dual-nature. How well we bear that cross, integrating these dualities into one, may define our life.
In the debate between science (or materialism) and spirituality, there are few who embrace both sides of the coin, who can see that they are One.