Sunday, May 13, 2012

Demon Haunted World, Pt. 3

"'Why? Why should I do this impossible thing [figure out how to make one thing you love about science understood by a million people]?"

Well, I don't know; maybe for the same reason that the birds sing -- if it does for you what it does for birds, there's a lot to recommend it:

1. It's a good way to improve your chances of having sex.
2. It feels good to sing.
3. Singing is the music nature makes when it dances the dance of life. You're the universe announcing itself to itself..."
-- Alan Alda in June 2002 Caltech commencement speech "Finding Feynman," included as the Epilogue of "Classic Feynman," edited by Ralph Leighton, pg.506, WW Norton & Company Inc, New York, 2006.

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