This week

The most vivid science stories this week, both underpin sustainability and are truly beautiful.

The first another glorious photograph from Curiosity, the dot of the Earth and, when enhanced, the moon; from Mars!  To me the photograph brings perspective to everything. We are so tiny and we belong. The Universe contemplating itself. My imagination leaps to a time when people, men and women, us; can stand there and look homeward. Not the canals of Mars, the real Mars.

As humans: we explore, we quest, we seek far horizons; places to go. This vista, compels.

From NASA JPL

From NASA JPL

The second: The Bill Nye Science Guy and Ken Ham.   The viral answer, “What would it take to change your mind?” Science Guy, “Evidence.” Creationist, “Nothing.”

In that answer: The Dark Ages, the Inquisition, countless wars and deaths; and the Enlightenment, the Renaissance, curiosity, Curiosity, our improving lives. That’s the difference. The scientific mind – open, questioning, adaptable; prepared to adjust, change and grow: when the evidence requires change. And the non-science mind. Closed.

Let us keep questioning and growing, working toward a sustainable and beautiful world.

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About sustainabilityandbeauty

My passion is telling the stories of possibility, seeking a sustainable and beautiful future. My training is in science, chemistry, environmental science and teaching.
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