Sage words from the ages
"Good science and good art are always about a condition of awe … I don’t think there is any other function for the poet or the scientist in the human tribe but the astonishment of the soul."
"What after all, has maintained the human race on this old globe despite all the calamities of nature and all the tragic failings of mankind, if not faith in new possibilities, and courage to advocate them."
The English author's words resonate today as violent regimes reign across the globe and the United States grapples with the findings of the Senate torture report.
"More noise occurs from a single man shouting than a hundred thousand who are quiet."
Edwin H. Land was an American scientist and inventor best known for inventing the Polaroid instant camera. He was a major influence on Apple's Steve Jobs.
The late popular science writer felt very strongly that facts and theories should be understood to be two separate things.