Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Science Fare

Science Fare
(Bad Astronomy Blog)
Science is a way of finding things out. It’s a way of testing what’s real. It’s what Richard Feynman called “A way of not fooling ourselves.”

No astrologer ever predicted the existence of Uranus, Neptune, or Pluto. No modern astrologer had a clue about Sedna, a ball of ice half the size of Pluto that orbits even farther out. No astrologer predicted the more than 150 planets now known to orbit other suns.

But scientists did.

Brought back memories of Sagan’s Cosmos—the wonder, excitement, awe. Hope some of the kids are as lucky.

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