death by desk

i am running out of places to put things
retrogasm:

Yvonne De Carlo
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retrogasm:

Yvonne De Carlo

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Does trying to understand the universe at all betray a lack of humility? I believe it is true that humility is the only just response in a confrontation with the universe, but not a humility that prevents us from seeking the nature of the universe we are admiring. If we seek that nature, then love can be informed by truth instead of being based on ignorance or self-deception. If a Creator God exists, would He or She or It or whatever the appropriate pronoun is, prefer a kind of sodden blockhead who worships while understanding nothing? Or would He prefer His votaries to admire the real universe in all its intricacy? I would suggest that science is, at least in part, informed worship.

—Carl Sagan, ‘Varieties of Scientific Experience’ (via scientificphilosopher)

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