The central magic of science

August 23, 2018

?Le Verrier, in deducing the location and properties of an unseen planet, had revealed the the central magic of science: its ability to predict things never before suspected, which then turn out to actually exist in the real universe. As the biologist and philosopher Jean Rostand would say one day: ?Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.'?  (New Humanist Subscribe)

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