by PhilipJ on 11 October 2005
Sean Carroll at Cosmic Variance has an excellent short narrative that ends (or, middles as the case happens to be with this post) with one of the best reasons for studying the oft-esoteric science that we do. Because the world is not magic.
It is an easy thing to forget—even for someone like me who deals with the non-magic side of solving integrals that show things aren’t magic!—but it is something we should relish. Sean ends his post with
The very fact that our world is comprehensible should fill us with wonder and delight. The world is not magic — and that’s the most magical thing about it.