How Science Affects Your Ability To See Beauty

xkcd (of course):

Your Thoughts?

Neil deGrasse Tyson, "The Most Astounding Fact" and "We Stopped Dreaming"
Water Up To The Statue Of Liberty’s Elbow
Drunken Mall Santa
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  • zike

    Yeah, I like it. As it was already said once: Rainbow is not less marvelous now that we know how it is formed. It’s equally beautiful when we take magic out of it.

    I know, it is boring and dull to read scientific papers, but for people who understand it and love it, it is not boring. Scientific paper is no less interesting to scientists than music notes to musicians. The problem is when you make musician read scientific paper and scientist to read musician’s notes.

  • Bethany

    Unless the scientist is also a musician, as some are.

    This is one of my favorite xkdc strips.