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"Except for children (who don't know enough not to ask the important questions), few of us spend much time wondering why nature is the way it is." Carl Sagan, Intro to Hawking's A Brief History of Time.
In science, "observation is the ultimate and final judge of the truth of an idea." Richard Feynman, The Meaning of it All.
"Doubt is not a fearful thing, but a thing of very great value." Richard Feynman, The Meaning of it All.
"Science is the systematic enterprise of gathering knowledge about the world and organizing and condensing that knowledge into testable laws and theories." E. O. Wilson, Consilience.
Dedicated to the memory of Isaac Asimov (1920-1992). These articles are dedicated to the memory of Isaac Asimov, perhaps the greatest writer about science for the average person. I was writing a letter* to him, when I heard that he had died. Now, behave yourself, or I will write a letter to you.
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* My letter to Dr. Asimov was prompted by a comment he made in one of his books on humor. I think they are called Isaac Asimov Laughs, and Isaac Asimov Laughs Again. He said that some comedians could tell a joke on any subject. Such a comedian may ask a member of the audience to name a subject, and then he/she will tell a joke based on that subject. Although Dr. Asimov knew many jokes, he seemed unhappy that he could not do that. I was writing to help him. I was going to give him permission to use my "relish jokes," which can be tailored to absolutely any subject. For example, "We all ducked when he said 'Fahrfergnugen,' because he said it with relish." Asimov didn't say the joke had to be good. See My Jokes.
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