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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

echoes : einstein, you were right

The Cat's Eye Nebula Redux, 3,000 light years from Earth, from the Smithsonian Institution flickrstream
While we wonder about the implications of the science experiment that sent ghostly neutrinos through the Earth from Cern to the Gran Sasso laboratory and the possibility that our idea of past, present and time could be torn into tiny little bits, we can at least hold on to Einstein's belief in the wonder of mystery:

"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed."   
Albert Einstein, from the essay The World As I See It

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