Campfires in the sky

I always find the Moon to be a poetic piece in the sky. Its origin and reality is quite an anomaly. As a satellite, it’s a giant. When other satellites are only 0.04% the size of its planet, our Moon’s size is a quarter of the Earth’s. The Moon doesn’t have atmosphere, and one time,… Continue reading Campfires in the sky

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Writing for children

"Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down." E.B. White Enter a child’s headspace and you will find a perpetually unfolding space for stories and beauty. Children are driven by wonder and endless curiosities. Yet children’s books rarely capture this spirit. They downsize big ideas—in… Continue reading Writing for children

“Kid, you are a scientist.”

What’s life without the world within us, a perpetually unfolding space that is the kaleidoscope to our reality? Children, being so free from the constraints of adulthood, roam in and out of this space without care, bringing traces from one world to another. These are the years of soft imaginings; of observing the world like… Continue reading “Kid, you are a scientist.”

“Science, too, is a religious pursuit.”

I’m constantly perplexed by the science versus religion debates that seek differences and separations rather than symmetry, which is an attempt that feels more political than for humanity. To many people, these dramatized scenes are mere entertainments. But to some people, the questioning of gods and religion is really a perpetual existential question. Whether that’s… Continue reading “Science, too, is a religious pursuit.”

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

“Imagination is more important than knowledge,” said Einstein; the man who endured years of telescoping into the unknown and meddling in the invisible fabrics of the universe, the mathematics and physics. We often disconnect math and the arts; the pure and the imagination; the objective and the subjective. Yet math, in the hands and minds… Continue reading “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

“A Catholic astronomer theorized Big Bang.”

If you're sure about something, you don't need faith. It's when you have the doubts that faith kicks in. And that's true in science as well as anything else. - Guy Consolmagno Already arriving at peace with the magnetizing mystery in the interplay of science and religion, Guy Consolmagno can console himself, knowing there is… Continue reading “A Catholic astronomer theorized Big Bang.”

“Vatican church has astronomers, too.”

Can science and religion meet; embracing each other like a soulmate, unveiling depths within each other? For years, we are used to seeing debates, instead of duet, between science and religion, both in the popular media and public conversation, to the point that we believe the two don’t co-exist. A religious person fears scientific truth… Continue reading “Vatican church has astronomers, too.”