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First time wonderment

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I’m trying to remember when I first encountered Neil deGrasse Tyson.  I think it was for a quote about water molecules:

MIND. BLOWN.  With water.

I think it’s Dr. Tyson’s ability to make even the smallest things mind-blowingly fascinating, as well as in positive light for something and opening the way for so many more questions, not to mention a need to check his work and see if it checks out.  Not that I doubt his math (it does work, by the way), but it’s just so improbable that it induces a kind of wonder.

One of my favorite quotes is from Albert Einstein:

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 in wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.

When was the last time you paused to think about the size and proximity of water molecules?  Probably never.  Are you thinking about water now?

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