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From Earth to Heaven: Seventeen Essays on Science
From Earth to Heaven Seventeen Essays on Science Author:Isaac Asimov "The vision of science may go unappreciated, but it is there. It may be reduced by a plodding soul to mere dots on a photographic plate, or mere lines on a graph, but it is there. It may be drained of juice and pounded into flat phrases, but it is there. — "And if none of us can communicate that vision with the sure touch of Shakespeare... more », it is the privilege of every one of us to try if we choose. Even the most dismal failure can serve at least to sharpen the unexpected and inexpressible wonder within the mind and soul of the man making the attempt. ...
"The thrill of unexpected discovery; the appearance of crystals in a mixture from which no crystals ought to have separated; cannot help but stir the blood.
"The numberless array of atoms, expressed by zero after zero after zero, ends in a magnificent multiplicity that clarifies the universe, so that the unthinkable becomes an invaluable aid to thought. ...
"There is poetry everywhere and in everything, and it is most clearly present in the world that scientists have at their brain-tips. There remains only the task of expressing it, of casting it into the wind that it might be carried to all men."