Thursday, October 12, 2006

The joy of science

Check out this Bad Astronomy posting on some of the latest Cassini images of Saturn. I personally find this sort of image, and in fact all astronomical discovery and understanding, to be a great puzzle for any religion. I mean, if you really think things through what possible relevance can stupid rituals and ridiculous holy lands have when there is an entire universe of beauty to explore? How confident can one be in an ultimate answer that included absolutely none of what science has since enabled us to become aware?

And just in case you didn't think science is cool enough, take a look at the video below of the computer assisted whiteboard that certainly would have helped me to pay attention in classes.

Hat Tip: Sean over at Cosmic Variance

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1 comment:

jhrhv said...

That program looks like it would be fun to have on your PC.