inapropos /n/: INTJ; an amalgamation of Chinese culture, art, scientific skepticism, poetry, general wonder, and a thousand beautiful things.
Posts tagged out of the world.
It is sometimes said that scientists are unromantic, that their passion to figure out robs the world of beauty and mystery. But is it not stirring to understand how the world actually works — that white light is made of colors, that color is the way we perceive the wavelengths of light, that transparent air reflects light, that in so doing it discriminates among the waves, and that the sky is blue for the same reason that the sunset is red? It does no harm to the romance of the sunset to know a little bit about it.
11 months ago June 17, 2012 via crookedindifference 835 notes #carl sagan #quotes #science #i will never understand #people who complain about #science sucking the beauty #out of the world #the universe is infinitely stranger #and more perplexingly #than anything we can conceive of #on our own #the most beautiful truth i know #is that we are literally #made of the remains of dead stars #how would we have known that #without science?