Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Magic: Prelude of Science



"Preludes of science. -- Do you really believe that the sciences would ever have originated and grown if the way had not been prepared by magicians, alchemists, astrologers, and witches whose promises and pretensions first had to create a thirst, a hunger, a taste for hidden and forbidden powers?" -- Friedrich W. Nietzsche, philosopher, The Gay Science, Aphorism 300, 1882

2 comments:

Quantum_Flux said...

Nice quote OIM.

Fungus FitzJuggler III said...

http://www.startribune.com/science/80638877.html

New stars?

I like the idea that they are finding so much that they release the data without "saying what it is" and even expressing doubt. A little humility is a good thing and is part of a paradigm change?