On the Shores of the Unknown
Isaac Newton once said, “What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.” Looking back 250 years, it is not hard to imagine that he had a point. Some aspects of civilization had progressed considerably. But, despite advances in understanding of some fundamental principles, science was still in the Dark Ages. But what would Sir Isaac say now? No doubt he would marvel at our technological advances - imagine watching objects fall and providing an explanation of gravity, only to see gravity defied with ease. But, for all the drops that we now know, are we able to combine them into a larger body of water, something that has a bigger, broader, more universal meaning?
Quote of the Day
~ William James (1842 - 1910) ~