Scientists are lie-detectors …

Amongst other things, scientsts are also lie-detectors …

Nineteenth-century romantics accused scientists of uglifying nature; hence the central riposte of Richard Dawkins in his book: that the rainbow is no less beautiful for having been refracted into its component colors.

Au contraire, reductionism has allowed us to discover wonders far beyond anything the poets of past centuries could imagine–from the “breathtaking poetry of modern cosmology” to the poetic improbabilities of our personal existence.

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