Our discoveries in fundamental physics and astronomy over the past forty years have changed our understanding of our place in the universe in profound ways, by changing not only the questions we ask, but the very meaning of the questions we have asked.

That is perhaps the greatest legacy of modern science - a legacy it shares with great music, great literature, and great art, and one that needs to be shared more widely.

Lawrence Krauss, A Universe From Nothing (via whats-out-there)
One of the biggest problems with the world today is that we have large groups of people who will accept whatever they hear on the grapevine, just because it suits their worldview—not because it is actually true or because they have evidence to support it. The really striking thing is that it would not take much effort to establish validity in most of these cases… but people prefer reassurance to research.
Neil deGrasse Tyson (via thedragoninmygarage)