Saturday, July 10, 2004

The Honor and the Glory

Just look at those rings of Saturn in false color, posted by Tom. Pretty spectacular, as his "'nuff said" implies, even if what we are looking at is only visible to the eye of science.

Human vision evolved as a strategy for survival. Seeing the hidden ultraviolet spectrum of Saturn's rings feeds the spirit.

"It is the glory of God to conceal a thing," said the great Russian chemist Mendeleev, "and the honor of kings to search it out."