Science lets us see the way nature is

“Science lets us see the way nature is; we experience this as we glimpse the workings of the same great celestial clock James Cook saw when the transit of Venus began at the predicted moment in June 1769. Science is the compass on the voyage we must all make into the twenty-first century. That we have it in our possession is astonishing. That we should never have found it, or that we should turn our back on it, is quite simply unthinkable.”

Professor Sir Paul Callaghan (1947-2012)


About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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