I found myself in a rather reflective* and amicable mood this week.
Odd, but nothing a good nights sleep won’t cure, I’m sure.
Both Monday’s and today’s strips are explorations of my appreciation for science the journey (rather than a means to an end), and it’s awe inspiring power.
Because I find it very easy to get lost on tangents my articles may sometimes, maybe sorta, derail my original point**, so today I’m keeping it simple, compact, precise and tight.
Science as a self aware, brutally honest search for truth can be powerful, comforting, numinous and bewildering: Powerful in it’s scope and credibility, comforting in its ability to adapt, numinous in it’s historic and spacial implications, and bewildering in it’s monumental explanatory capacity.
Whenever I talk about science this quote is never far from my mind,
“…[it] should make us shiver whenever we hear a man of sensibility dismiss science as someone else’s concern. The world today is made, it is powered by science; and for any man to abdicate an interest in science is to walk with open eyes towards slavery.”
change ‘man’ to ‘person’ and the phrase bears repeating as often as possible.
change ‘man’ to ‘manchild’ and the phrase bears repeating, maybe twice… if you find the right audience.
this post was brought to you by Actinium (Ac).
*moreso than usual I mean.