Is it an experience of evil that destroys marveling at nature, or just the affectation of objectivity – the aloofness and detachment that we think should characterize good method? The coldness we expect from science is does not allow for marvel. White coat, bent over, squinting into the apparatus. Is wonder or marvel killed off by… what, manners? A kind of etiquette?



  1. PatrickH said,

    October 30, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Science is based on measurement. You can’t be marveling at things while measuring them. Probably, once you’ve measured something, you’ll never be able to marvel at it again. No man is a hero to his valet. No experience is a marvel to its measurer.

  2. thenyssan said,

    October 31, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Are you saying that the experience of evil does not destroy marveling at nature, or are you saying that sometimes it is not the experience of evil but rather our own aloofness that destroys marveling at nature? If the second then I definitely agree. The first seems more radical a claim.

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  4. Vetdoctor said,

    November 7, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    An atheist”marvels” at the universe, don’t miss the link below the first for another kind of atheist marveling:

    • November 7, 2010 at 7:24 pm

      Watched the video. Shrug.

      I didn’t see this as an Atheist/ theist opposition but a particular view of objectivity -a rather Stoic one – that sees amazement as bias.

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