Exploring “The Mother and Father Of All Fears”

In his song Imagine, John Lennon challenged, “I wonder if you can?”

I was going to post this article by Kristen French from Nautilus on social media, but I knew it would elicit responses about religion. I have religious friends who see the entire world through that filter and cannot imagine anything beyond what they make the Jesus in their head say. New ways of looking at things are not, as the popular phrase goes, “In their wheelhouse.” I love many of them dearly and prefer to interact with them outside of subjects dealing with the afterlife. Scientific explorations often become fodder for ridicule in their tedious, moralizing homilies.

So, I’m posting it here for anyone who savors a scientific exploration of complex subjects and especially one that is at the heart of all our fears and, thus, at the heart of our beliefs.

Thought In Memory Of Thomas Brown

This is a wonderful day, I have never seen this one before.

Maya Angelou