Standing rapt in awe

Okay, I admit it, I’m somewhat of a fan of Albert Einstein. As well as integrating the three spatial dimensions with time to explain gravity and of course deriving the most famous equation ever … E=MC² … Einstein mused widely and often philosophically. He valued imagination even over that which he spent his life pursuing – knowledge. He also said…

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

So while scientists (for whom I have endless respect) continue their disciplined searches for evidence, I plan to look at their look at their hypotheses and theories and ask the much less constrained question – “yes, but what if…”


…what if we continue to fail to address climate change, over-fishing, looming worldwide fresh water shortages, the imbalances we’re causing in the nitrogen cycle, the great extinction event we’re causing, the stresses we’re placing ecosystems under…?

…what if ever-continuing advances in medical science mean human population growth doesn’t slow as much as is currently predicted, and the peoples of the developing nations continue to seek to consume the way westerners do (and who could blame them)…?

…what if some less-than-scrupulous scientists have been experimenting with human genetics the way others have publicly done with animals…?

…what if someone decides to take matters into their own hands…(and what if they might be right to do so)…?

Well, for a possible scenario, have a look at INTERVENTION – The Pandora Virus.

One more quote from the great man…

“There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle. The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious: it is the source of all true art and all science.

He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”

…words to live by.

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