When men began to wonder about the hidden causes of things, they were on their way to the discovery of science. Our proud scientific age is rooted in wonder. “Men were first led to the study of natural philosophy,” wrote Aristotle, “as indeed they are today, by wonder.” Physicist James Clerk Maxwell's earliest memory was “lying on the grass, looking at the sun and wondering.” And Einstein effectively defined wonder as a precondition for life when he wrote that whoever is devoid of the capacity to wonder, “whoever remains unmoved, whoever cannot contemplate or know the deep shudder of the soul in enchantment, might just as well be dead for he has already closed his eyes upon life.” Throughout history, the greatest scientists have shared this sense of childlike wonder. Now, in the early years of the new millennium, the thread of science that was nearly buried when the Age of Reason dismissed its spiritual dimension can come to the forefront again. It's a thread which can take us directly into the cosmic workshop where we can see spirit’s creative power and purpose -- and discover our own.
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