Which is the correct (or more correct) version of this phrase and why?
- Bridging ancient wisdom with contemporary science
- Bridging ancient wisdom and contemporary science.
I'd say that Bridging ancient wisdom AND contemporary science is the proper introductory phrase. When bridging two entities, one erects a bridge between them. The bridge is the connector. One doesn't *"bridge A with Z" but one "combines A with Z". Different words, different usage rules.