No wonder that I’m sleeping better and better these days!
Here’s a trio of rather jovial science stories:
And now a bit more astronomical news:
But perhaps it’s time to come back down to earth a bit:
I offer here a more complete version of a quotation from the eminent Anglo-American mathematician and mathematical physicist Freeman Dyson, of the Institute for Advance Study at Princeton, than I gave the other day:
Science and religion are two windows that people look through, trying to understand the big universe outside, trying to understand why we are here. The two windows give different views, but they look out at the same universe. Both views are one-sided, neither is complete. Both leave out essential features of the real world. And both are worthy of respect. . . . Trouble arises when either science or religion claims universal jurisdiction, when either religious dogma or scientific dogma claims to be infallible. Religious creationists and scientific materialists are equally dogmatic and insensitive. By their arrogance they bring both science and religion into disrepute. The media exaggerate their numbers and importance. The media rarely mention the fact that the great majority of religious people belong to moderate denominations that treat science with respect, or the fact that the great majority of scientists treat religion with respect so long as religion does not claim jurisdiction over scientific questions.