On those who against Carl Sagan’s Cosmos

Growing up in an era where schools easily isolate science from humanity studies and the arts, it’s easy to forget that scientific principles often begin with a journey within ourselves. Alexander Humboldt, a passionate walker who traversed the mountains of South America while meticulously documenting hundreds of new plants and animal species, spoke on how… Continue reading On those who against Carl Sagan’s Cosmos

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.”

The Astronomers of Vatican City

Can science and religion meet; embracing each other like a soulmate, unveiling depths within one another? For years, we are used to seeing debates instead of duet between science and religion, to the point that we believe the two can’t co-exist. Right now, The growing belief is that religion doesn’t have scientific foundation, whereas science… Continue reading The Astronomers of Vatican City

“How Humboldt resurrected the word Cosmos.”

Etymologically speaking, cosmos derived from the Greek word kosmos that means order or world. But we don't deliberately use this word to mean the holistic interactions within the universe until Alexander von Humboldt used it in his five-volume treatise Kosmos. An obsessive note-taker, Humboldt traveled from Germany to South America to explore, observe, and record… Continue reading “How Humboldt resurrected the word Cosmos.”