The Magic of Reality
How we know what's really true
"We should always be open-minded, but the only good reason to believe that something exists is if there’s real evidence that it does.”
Culture, religion, myth, etc.—you name them—are magical glue unifying humans in the most bitter time of the history. But that is before science steps in and decodes old unsolvable riddles one by one. If 1000 years ago, our ancestors mostly live with complete myths and folk tales, we (I and you) are moving towards science with clear answers to the reality (the truth). Those remain nostalgic about the past and refuse to move on with science are, for the better or worse, disadvantaged.
That is not to say that the book ironises old conventions. The author tries to show the magical reality, the magical science. He wants to show that science can be as exciting and magical as myths.
I feel like I was re-learning all kind of knowledge back in school. An exciting book!
May 21, 2020 at 3:00:00 PM
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