“science simply dissolves one mystery only to reveal a far grander one.”
This post begs to be reblogged.
Lying under the stars in the Sierra Nevada and having a front seat at the greatest and longest running celestial production, I can’t help but feel a quickening of the pulse, a swelling of the heart and a suspension of breath, the usual accompaniments of a profound sense of wonder. Richard Dawkins has described wonder as the source of all scientific inquiry and while staring at the stars it is difficult to gainsay him. As I watch the heavenly display I recall that scientists are in the midst of the third in a series of scientific revolutions that are shaping our understanding of our origins and our place in the cosmos. The Copernican Revolution in the 16th century exposed as an illusion the belief that the earth was the center of all creation. Later, the Darwinian Revolution unseated men and women from their divine pedestal of biological exceptionalism, and…
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