Sunday, March 9, 2014

Book Porn!


Painting by Harriet Backer

“Books permit us to voyage through time, to tap the wisdom of our ancestors. The library connects us with the insight and knowledge, painfully extracted from Nature, of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contribution to the collective knowledge of the human species. I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.”
― Carl Sagan, Cosmos

In honor of the first night of Neil de Grasse Tyson's new take on the classic TV series. May it ignite another generation's passion for rational, reason-based exploration and discovery of the incredible, overwhelming, beautiful, awe-inspiring Universe we live in.

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