“The older people that one admires seem to be fearless. They go right out into the world. It’s astounding. Maybe they can’t see or they can’t hear, but they walk out into the street and take life as it comes. They’re models of courage, in a strange way.” –James Hillman
The scientific enterprise has uncovered a huge number of astounding, surprising and yet fundamental truths about our Universe, what composes it and the way it works. From the formation and evolution of life on Earth to the existence and behavior of subatomic particles to the birth of the matter and radiation filling our Universe today, the amount we’ve learned is amazing.
Yet one astounding fact stands out above all the rest, and it isn’t that the atoms that compose our body were formed in stars and recycled into the Universe. No, more astounding than that — and more fundamental to knowledge itself — is this: the fact that the entire Universe, on all scales, in all places, and at all times, obeys the same fundamental laws of nature.