Carl Sagan (via philphys)
I’ll have it be noted that both Carl Sagan and Richard Feynman were fond of pointing out the science of “romantic” things and never feeling like there was any way that could harm the romance of the situation. (I’m re-reading QED and Feynman goes on about how the moonlight reflected in water can get you into trouble.)
Maybe we need to pay attention to these brilliant minds that also find the romance and wonder in the world and think about why we try so hard to push people into acting “left-brained” or “right-brained” so early in life. Maybe we want to consider ways that we can keep wonder in the science classroom. Make it applicable to children’s lives, but also keep the raw beauty and curiosity.