Saturday, January 31, 2009

Is knowledge stealing our silent moments?

As knowledge rips away the sense of marvel from one delightful phenomenon after another, I wonder if we (you my readers and I your blogger) are condemned to an existence that’s as exciting as quadratic equations, chemical reactions and a series of numbers that we can’t even begin to imagine, leave alone comprehend.

Fire is not something that powers romantic fantasies; it is a process of rapid oxidation, usually with the evolution of heat and light. Space is not something you, in your quieter moments of solitude, reach out to for lessons in humility; it is a boundless, three-dimensional extent in which objects and events occur and have relative position and direction.

Somehow, somewhere, scientists and researchers across time and space have decoded and deciphered almost everything about our amazing world. And still, according to many, we barely see the tip of the knowledge iceberg.

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