Here’s a cartoon aimed at demolishing the claim that science destroys the wonder and mystery of things.
How many times have I found the person in the street is more often turned off by what the scientists finds beautiful. Think small organisms, waste, bugs, soils, clay minerals, etc.
Richard Dawkins wrote about the fallacy of science destroying beauty in his book Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder.
Brian Green demonstrates this scientific enthusiasm in the recent interview on the Guardian Science Weekly podcast (Science Weekly podcast: Just how many universes are there?). he basically discusses ideas in his new book The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos.
I have a copy and am looking forward to reading it.
- Richard Dawkins: We Are Going to Die (milkandcookies.com)