World More Beautiful Through Science

Richard Feynman and Mark Akenside both describe how a scientific understanding of the world increases our appreciation of it.


Folksonomies: science wonder understanding scientific understanding appreciation

Richard Feynman on Science

The World looks so different after learning science.

For example, trees are made of air, primarily. When they are burned, they go back to air, and in the flaming heat is released the flaming heat of the sun which was bound in to convert the air into tree. [A]nd in the ash is the small remnant part which did not come from air, that came from the solid earth, instead.

These are beautiful things, and the content of science is wonderfully full of them. They are very inspiring, and they can be used to inspire others.

Notes:

This is why science can fulfill us spiritually.

Folksonomies: enlightenment spiritual naturalism

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Rainbow More Beautiful Through Science

Nor ever yet
The melting rainbow\'s vernal-tinctur\'d hues
To me have shone so pleasing, as when first
the hand of science pointed out the path
In which the sun-beams gleaming from the west
Fall on the watery cloud.

Notes:

Poet describes how his appreciation of the rainbow\'s hues are increased by knowing through science that they are created by sunbeams on watery clouds.

Folksonomies: rainbow appreciating science