“Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.”
- Carl Sagan (Cosmos)
Raja knows what she’s talking about.
I maintain there is much more wonder in science than in pseudoscience. And in addition, to whatever measure this term has any meaning, science has the additional virtue, and it is not an inconsiderable one, of being true.
A rare sighting of the frolicking woodland creature known as Paul McGann…
How does one go about catching one of these lovlies?
Make Me Choose Meme
The Red Door or Dinner Party episode from IT Crowd
Never fear, the Doctor and Vicki are here armed with a shoe and a coat!
I find many adults are put off when young children pose scientific questions. Why is the Moon round? the children ask. Why is grass green? What is a dream? How deep can you dig a hole? When is the world’s birthday? Why do we have toes? Too many teachers and parents answer with irritation or ridicule, or quickly move on to something else: ‘What did you expect the Moon to be, square?’ Children soon recognize that somehow this kind of question annoys the grown-ups. A few more experiences like it, and another child has been lost to science. Why adults should pretend to omniscience before 6-year-olds, I can’t for the life of me understand. What’s wrong with admitting that we don’t know something? Is our self-esteem so fragile?
—Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark