Yet another Symphony of Science

This one includes some familiar and some new ‘singers’ (including someone without a penis for the first time in the series): Michael Shermer, Jacob Bronowski, Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Richard Dawkins, Jill Tarter, Lawrence Krauss, Richard Feynman, Brian Greene, Stephen Hawking, Carolyn Porco, and PZ Myers.

(Whoops. As a commenter pointed out, Jane Goodall was in the last one. But this one has two women, so, uh, there.)

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7 comments on “Yet another Symphony of Science

  1. It’s interesting to me (and I say this as someone who did the same once) how for the materialist, science becomes an object of worship and veneration rather than the simple tool it was originally created to be.

  2. @Jackhudson

    Meh! Maybe they really like their jobs. When I was landscaping (before my injury) I felt very poetic about it. Maybe that explains my all-time creative low since I started working for IBM. XD

  3. Oh, sure, I think we can all be creative about our life activities; whistle while you work and such. That is a critical aspect of being human, finding the meaning in what we do.

    But science is a tool, it’s not the ultimate source of truthand the means by which we appreciate beauty of reality in the universe, anymore than my Dewalt drill is.

  4. Science itself is a tool by which we try to ascertain knowledge about the natural world (one part of knowledge). That knowledge is ever increasing, but always less than complete, and thus not ‘truth’ per se, as much as truth is the actual description of the reality we are trying to understand through science. Science is like a camera, but a camera just gives us a snapshot of reality, not the whole depiction of it.

    And while my Dewalt drill is worthless for ascertaining such knowledge, I have found it is more useful than science for attaching drywall to a frame.

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